I was born in Turkey. I am the middle child of our family. I was always part of an entrepreneurial family since my dad, my sister and brother all owned their own businesses. Back home in Turkey, I worked for a big retail & wholesale fashion business as an Accountant; however, I was always a part of various company fashion shows and was very involved in the decision making process for new fashion ideas.
I came to Canada in 1983 to “take a break and visit relatives” not planning to stay. Well life had different plans for me, I have been in Canada since. I later had three children . My baby boy became our “guardian angel” on the 3rd day of his birth to heart failure. I am blessed to have two healthy, beautiful daughters Myda 26 and Tanya 20. My entire career was spent at a Canadian Tire Financial Services from 1984 to 2009. I worked in the Finance Division as an Accounting Coordinator, and then progressing into the role of Team Lead for the last 11 years. While working there, I studied Accounting , Management and graduated with a degree in General Art and Science studies.
My passion for understanding human behaviour led me to take another program called Counseling for Human Services. The experience and education that I built during those years have helped me in different areas of my business today. When I opened my store in Port Dalhousie, I joined the Port Dalhousie Business Community. Currently I am serving as the Treasurer on the Port Dalhousie BIA Executive. I continue to study fashion and personal styling with a focus on energy profiling. I am the Founder and Owner of Your Boutique.