Is the son of an African-American father and a native “Istanbulian” mother.
Erol started his education in Turkey and finished his higher studies in the U.S..
Despite having trained as a systems analyst, he later reoriented himself towards the field of education, having been influenced by his family’s tradition in education. For many years he has given his support to civil society organizations as a professional and volunteer. He has also supervised ecological projects, planned ecology and chess projects for children and has given creative drama education.
Through his projects at Patika,he is continuing with the journey he embarked on years ago, to preserve the values of Anatolia and support people working on the construction of civil society. Erol prioritises working in projects with an ecological or child-development focus. He moreover, loves to create and carry out projects with other people.