We had the good fortune of connecting with Sokha Ny and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sokha, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I feel that risks are worth it if they are thought out and worth taking. I feel that great success comes from risk because with risk comes change and for me I welcome change. The role of risks played in my life/career has been good, but I did have to sacrifice a lot (time, friendships, family, hobbies) to get to where I want to be today.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What I am most proud of is creating an organization that anyone can be a part of. In a course of 6 months of actively getting to know my community and organizations we were able to make a connection and unity within our city. It wasn’t easy, it took a lot of planning and talking to all types of people. We overcame the challenges through active research, field study, and dedication. The lessons we learned along the way is that not everyone would agree with us, but we have to learn how to understand and accept each other in order to achieve sustainability and a cleaner environment. What I would like the world to know is: You can do anything you dream of doing as long as you go out into the world and do it. Don’t wait! The hardest step is taking the first step. Keep at it and keep pushing. When you find the story for yourself and a narrative there will be other people out there willing to listen and support you.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For me I am in love with my city Long Beach, CA and Huntington Beach, CA. Since COVID-19 a lot of my favorite places have closed, but if they weren’t I would most definitely take my best friend to Hangar 18 (rock climbing gym) and get a little sweat on and then grab a light lunch and juice at Salud on 4th St. If the weather is nice, I would then drive down PCH and spend the rest of the day in Huntington Beach surfing and make lunch/dinner or go out to eat. Nothing too crazy I think, but this is my ideal of fun and of course introduce my best friend to my friends while doing these activities.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
John Kindred he is the other Co-founder of LBEA

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Image Credits
Audrey, Sokha (Me), Brittany

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