Hong, a Chinese Cambodian American, was born in Cambodia. After immigrating to the United States, his family has managed various donut shops before moving to Seattle to continue a South Seattle favorite: King Donuts! Hong and his spouse now own and operate King Donuts.
Hong is also well-travelled! After getting his BA in History and Business Administration in Seattle, he flew across the world to London to achieve a post-grad certificate in International Business. His favorite travel destination is the Tuscany region of Italy.
His hobbies include: photography, travel, cooking, gardening, supporting his community, and the arts. He also loves his extended family! He has five nieces and nephews, all under ten. They live locally except for one (who lives in Colorado with his parents). If that wasn’t hearty enough, Hong also has two dogs, four chickens, and an ever-growing garden.
Hong is passionate about racial equity, social justice, environmental conservation, food access, civic engagement, housing stability, and supporting the arts. You may see him in the local Seattle community since he is a board of three organizations: ACRS (Asian Counseling and Referral Service), Friends of Little Sài Gòn, and AFP Advancement Northwest. Hong is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and has been working at local nonprofits for more than a decade.
Hong came to Friends – Seattle because he was drawn to our approach of combining data, science, and a commitment to human dignity and potential. For himself, working with young people is inherently hopeful.