Tufan is currently a Software Engineer for Oracle. He was born in Mardin, Turkey and raised in Izmir, Turkey. He has completed his Bsc from Ege University in Izmir, and MS degree in Computer Engineering from Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir. He has been living in the greater Seattle area since 2000 where he first joined Microsoft Corporation as a software engineer. He is currently serving his first term on the TACAWA board and is mainly responsible of managing and administering technology and IT infrastructure of the organization. Outside of work Tufan is interested in watching sports, playing soccer and is full time dad for two young boys.