An Asian American, born in Adana, Turkey, my day job is chief information officer for an Oklahoma City based insurance company, and I spend my nights and weekends honing my photography skills! I specialize in portrait and action photography.
I hold an undergraduate degree in Mathematics (the true love of my life) with an emphasis on Computer Science from the University of Central Oklahoma (Go Bronchos!) and a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!). Additionally, I have earned 40 industry and technology certifications, because I find myself easily bored when not studying something. I'm currently in search of a graduate degree in photography because I hope to one day teach!
I currently serve as the state co-chair for the Oklahoma MATHCOUNTS program, which is a middle school math competition program (shameless plug!). Additionally, I serve on the Advisory Board for Oklahoma Women in Technology, serve on a number of University Computer Science and MIS advisory boards, and my family founded the Bittle Family Scholarship for women pursing Math or Technology degrees at Oklahoma universities. I love working in the community and have served on the Board of Directors for Free to Live, served as assistant den leader for my son’s Boy Scout den, served as the IT Sector Chief for the Oklahoma Infragard FBI program, served on the Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation and also served as the board Secretary, and have volunteered for many non-profit organizations through Leadership OKC Class 35 (BCE) and membership in Beta Sigma Phi sorority. I quite often help local non-profits as a volunteer photographer, it is an easy way for me to give back to the community that has given so much to me.
My main hobbies are photography, silversmithing, and scrapbooking, but I never met a craft I didn’t like. I have been married for 27 years to my high-school sweetheart, Steven – IT professional by day/musician by night, and have a 16 year old son who loves volleyball, running cross country, and track. So, my other hobbies include attending metal concerts, track meets, and cross country matches.