10 Fun Facts About Me

  1. I was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. Since 2003, I’ve been living in Los Angeles, California and Park City, Utah. I still have an accent. 
  2. I got my level 1 ski instructor certification at Big Bear, California and level 2 certification at Snowbird, Utah. 
  3. I taught skiing to more than 1,000 people.  
  4. I’ve skied at more than 60 resorts on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
  5. I skied with a fully-ruptured ACL for 100 days. The experience helped me to be in tune with my body and mind. 
  6. I competed in bodybuilding competitions, triathlons, open water swim races and running races. The longest open water swim race was 4 miles (6.5 km) from Asia to Europe in Istanbul. 
  7. I did ice bath training at the beginning of the 2019-20 winter season. My definition of cold has changed. 
  8. I practice yoga and do the Feldenkrais method to align my spine.
  9. On my ski days at Deer Valley, I do intermittent fasting and break my fast with a natural buffet.
  10. My core values in life are playfulness, integrity, and growth.

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