About

Kulen Outreach was created by a group of individuals looking to directly help at a more local level.

Gordon Elliott
Co-founder
Gordon is an executive producer at ABC and is the CEO of his production company, Follow Productions. He is well-known for his successful show on ABC called The Chew, but is probably better known for his 1990s TV talk show program, The Gordon Elliott Show. Gordon has produced over 16 different television series, and has picked up an Emmy over the span of his career. He has been lucky enough to discover and develop some of the most successful lifestyle personalities on television today. Gordon studied law at Sydney University in Australia.
Philip A. Mactaggart
Co-founder
Philip is the president of Western Heritable Investment Company (U.S.) Ltd. and has been an executive of the company since its formation in 1985. His career in real estate in New York City spans over 35 years. He is responsible for acquisitions and dispositions, financing, and directing the daily operations of WHIC US. Mr. Mactaggart is a trustee of the KIPP School and several charitable foundations. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School).
Chris Schoenbohm
Co-founder, Executive Director
Chris has been the program director at Kulen Outreach from the beginning, helping to launch and structure the program. He's currently responsible for overseeing its daily operations and implementing its vision. Prior to Kulen Outreach, Chris was the Co-founder of tech-startup Viewfinder, which sold in 2014 to technology firm Square. He also spent numerous years in finance, working at Deutsche Bank and in the Capital Markets Team at JonesTrading Institutional Services. Chris graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Architecture and Geography.
Mr. Ta
Country Director, Cambodia
Ta is in charge of managing our program's schools on a local level. Having located Kulen Outreach's schools and established a strong relationship with the local population at each site, he has been instrumental to our organization's success. Ta is a lifelong resident of Siem Reap has spent over 20 years as a reputable local guide, taking visitors to the various temples and sites around the area. Having grown up during the war-torn years of Cambodia's past, Ta understands the importance of educating Cambodia's youth and is committed to its cause.
Ms. Wattany
Wattany serves as the head of Kulen Outreach’s English curriculum and Charter School in Siem Reap. She received her bachelor’s degree in English Education at the Institute of Foreign Languages in Phnom Penh in 2013. After graduation, Wattany taught English at the American Education Center (AEC) for three years, specializing in both children and adult English education. Wattany is the perfect fit for our program, sensitive to our rural students needs in Siem Reap and helping them excel at English and other vocational opportunities.
Division Of/
Digital Partner
Division Of/ is an award winning digital agency. They are proud and excited to support Kulen Outreach.