Esra Aykanat


Esra moved from Ohio to Utah in 2017 with her 2 daughters and husband. After living in the coldest and snowiest places in the USA, she really loves the weather, nature, and mountains here in Utah. Her favorite season is Spring!

She had her business and master degrees in Human Resources Management from University of Cincinnati. She is currently working as a National Sales Manager at Atrium Hospitality.

She and her family were active members of the Turkish Society of Rochester, NY and the Turkish American Society of Northern Ohio in the past and their desire to be involved, support and represent the Turkish community in Utah was inevitable.

Esra and her family love to share their own Turkish culture, traditions, and food with others as much as they love to learn and experience others. They have hosted Italian exchange students for the last 2 years at their home and they called it one of the best experiences.

She is a big time dog lover and has 4 Frenchies and one King Charles Cavalier. She also has an artistic and creative side which she demonstrates and enjoys by making custom decorated cakes for special occasions. Her talent was noticed and she was invited to compete for the Food Network Show called Cake Wars in 2015.

Esra also enjoys movies, music, traveling, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.