Tracy has volunteered through the NC Guardian ad Litem program since 2003 advocating for abused and neglected foster children in court. This is her life’s passion outside of Database Platforms, her favorite job. More information about this program in North Carolina can be found at http://volunteerforgal.org or the national organization CASA at http://www.casaforchildren.org. To read why I became I Guardian ad Litem visit my LinkedIn Profile, click on more and look under media at the Lemons to Lemonade essay and other media I have set up there.
Wendy Pastrick is from Chicago, IL, and for the past 15 years has served as a Database Administrator supporting both development and production environments. Her many years of involvement with PASS include WIT Virtual Chapter and the Chicago Suburban User Group, serving as Regional Mentor, and as a PASS Board member since 2013. Wendy has organized several highly successful SQLSaturday events in Chicago.
Cameron Snapp is a MCSE and PMP certified IT Consultant with over 14 years of database architecture and development experience. He has worked on dozens of Microsoft SQL Server OLTP, Data Warehouse, and Business Intelligence projects. He holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Richmond and a Master’s degree in IT Management from the University of Virginia. Cameron specializes in IT Projects related to data strategy, modeling, integration and reporting.
Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Google Author, and long-time blogger at sqlblog.com and at kevinekline.com. As a noted leader in the IT industry, Kevin’s blog covers Microsoft SQL Server features and best practices, third-party software, trends in the IT industry, and professional development for IT professionals. His extended Bio can be found here.
In 1998, Tom changed his career focus to begin working with Sql Server. He has worked in all aspects of Sql Server including Administration, Database Development, BI and Reporting Services. He has worked in the Finance and Compliance industry. His experience has included International deployments. Tom is the Leader of the PASS Virtualization chapter and the past President of the Denver Sql Server User Group.
Andy is a SQL Server DBA that has managed databases in the healthcare, finance, e-commerce, and non-profit sectors. He has over 12 years of experience supporting high-volume, highly-available OLTP environments with demanding performance needs. As co-organizer of SQL Saturday Boston, and speaker at many SQL Server user groups & SQL Saturdays, Andy loves sharing his knowledge & experience with others.
He’s lazy: Andy loves scripting and automating repetitive tasks, and hates doing the same thing over and over.
He’s impatient: Andy loves looking at processes and figuring out a faster, more efficient way to accomplish the same goal. Sometimes this is performance-tuning a query, and sometimes it’s looking for fundamentally different ways to accomplish the same goal.
My current role is Data Technical Solution Professional (TSP) in Mid-Atlantic region, A TSP is a critical part of the virtual team that works closely with the Microsoft Account Team, Specialist Unit and partners as a Subject Matter Expert and Consultant.
Tim is a SQL Server MVP. He has presented at PASS, SQL Saturdays, user groups and numerous webinars. In addition Tim runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, is a PASS Regional Mentor and was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012. He’s married with three children and has a passion for electronics. He also farms chickens (for eggs) and tilapias in his spare time.
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Full Bio: http://www.sqlskills.com/about/tim-radney/
Microsoft MVP since 2014
Jim is a Cloud DBA/Data Architect with TeleTracking Technologies. He provides DBA/Integration/BI assistance to over 900 clients. He specializes in Administration of SQL Server and has worked with SQL 2000 and up. He loves to educate people and give them a glimpse of the life of a DBA(Does Bout Anything).
Melissa Coates is a Solution Architect with BlueGranite. Based in Charlotte, NC, she specializes in delivering Analytics, Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence solutions using on-premises, cloud, and hybrid technologies. Formerly a CPA, Melissa is ridiculously proud to be an IT geek and downright giddy to be a Microsoft Data Platform MVP. When Melissa steps away from the keyboard, you can probably find her hanging out with her border collie, paddle boarding, playing in the garden, or with her nose in a book. Melissa blogs at sqlchick.com.
Kenneth Jensen has been programming for 35 years and been using SQL Server since 6.5. He has written full management suites for the Emergency Medical Services and enterprise contact centers. He focuses on t-sql, automation, system integration and ETL. Ken is also an IT Security, privacy and anonymity enthusiast.
Louis has over 19 years as a corporate database developer and architect. Currently he is the Data Architect for the Christian Broadcasting Network out of Nashville, Tennessee. Nearly all of Louis’ professional experience has been with Microsoft SQL Server from the early days to whatever is the latest version currently in beta. Louis has been the principal author on several books, including one on DMVs and five editions of a book on database design, including one for SQL Server 2012. Louis’ primary areas of interest are database architecture and coding in T-SQL, with experience designing many databases and writing thousands of stored procedures and triggers through the years.
Andy Leonard is a Data Philosopher at Enterprise Data & Analytics, an SSIS Trainer, Consultant, and developer; a Business Intelligence Markup Language (Biml) developer and BimlHero; SQL Server database and data warehouse developer, community mentor, engineer, and farmer. He is a co-author of SQL Server Integration Services Design Patterns, and author of Managing Geeks – A Journey of Leading by Doing, and the Stairway to Integration Services.
Mike Sullivan is a Sr. Premier Field Engineer with Microsoft who has been working in IT since 1982 and has worked with SQL Server since version 4.21. He lives in central Virginia with his two daughters and his wife of 33 years. When he’s not presenting, helping customers or otherwise geeking out, he enjoys outdoor activities like camping, cycling and sailing.
Principal Consultant, SQL Solutions Group
Jason Brimhall has more than 10 years of experience and has worked with SQL Server 6.5 through SQL 2014. He has experience in performance tuning, high transaction environments, and large environments. He is currently a consultant specializing in performance tuning, server analysis, and problem resolution. Jason is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) MVP for SQL Server.
One of the founding engineers behind Power Pivot during his 14-year career at Microsoft, and creator of the world’s first cloud Power Pivot service, Rob is one of the foremost authorities on self-service business intelligence and next-generation spreadsheet technology.
In 2009, Rob started to see that Power Pivot was not “just another technology,” and that its power resided not in the software itself, but in the unique way it empowershuman beings. He left Microsoft in 2010 to make that empowerment his full-time mission, and has seen the same theme repeat itself hundreds of times since: this tool doesn’t just increase efficiency. It doesn’t just reduce costs. It doesn’t just lead to dramatically smarter decisions and same-day agility. It also makes people – and organizations – happier. Rob wants to help you experience that for yourself.
When he’s not training, consulting, speaking, or writing, Rob can be found in his laboratory, devising new tools and techniques for the Power BI community. He is the author of two books, including the world’s #1-selling Power BI book (DAX Formulas for Power Pivot), has penned over 600 articles and whitepapers, and also occasionally sleeps.
Principal Consultant for SQLSkills. Glenn is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP. He has worked as a SQL Server professional for many years in a variety of roles, including stints with NewsGator and Avalara. His expertise includes DMVs, high availability, hardware selection and configuration, and performance tuning. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College – University of Denver, where has been teaching since 2000. Glenn is heavily involved in the SQL Server community, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays, SQLintersection, and the PASS Community Summit. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware, and he wrote chapters for SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2 books.
Monica is currently a Sr. Database Adminstrator\ BI Architect at Massimo Zanetti Beverage, USA in Virginia. She has been a Lone DBA for 15 years, working with all aspects of SQL Server and Oracle. She is co-leader for the Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group and can be found on Twitter daily. When she’s not busy with work, you will find her playing taxi for her two daughters back and forth to dance classes.
Carlos Chacon is the managing partner of SQL Data Partners LLC and co-host of the popular SQL Data Partners Podcast. He also organizes the premier Virgina event SQL Trail each October. He enjoys traveling and has been to four continents, speaks Spanish and can eat his weight in raspberries (not yet proven). He and his family live in Richmond, Virginia.
Dale Burnett is a database engineer at ChannelAdvisor specializing in SQL Server. He has been working with databases since 1998 and exclusively with SQL Server since 2008. His previous experiences provided exposure to many industries including financial services, retail, insurance, and customer service. His primary SQL Server interests are architecture and optimization.
Jamie Wick is the Systems & Database Engineer for The College of William & Mary and has been working with databases for the past 10+ years. His background includes working for several years as a SQL SysAdmin for the University of Queensland (Australia), a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, and assorted Microsoft SQL certifications. He is a volunteer & speaker at regional SQL events (User Groups/SQLSaturdays), helps run the Richmond SQL Server Users Group and SQLSaturday RVA events, and is an avid photographer.
Jessica M. Moss is a well-known architect, speaker, author, and Microsoft MVP of SQL Server business intelligence. Jessica’s expertise includes data warehouse modeling, Integration Services ETLs, Analysis Services semantic modeling, Reporting Services report design, and helping customers across industries successfully implement and enhance their business intelligence solutions. Jessica enjoys sharing her knowledge with the central Virginia community, speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and conferences, and has co-authored six technical books. You can read more on her website, jessicammoss.com.
Justin is the Director of Professional Services here at SQL Sentry. His group provides consulting and training services focused on configuring and tuning SQL Sentry, SQL Server performance monitoring, tuning and assessments, T-SQL query tuning, and remote SQL Server managed services. He discovered his passion for all things data way back in 1985, getting hooked on Information Engineering and data modeling. Over the following 14 years he worked with large and small organizations building enterprise data models, business process models, developing information architectures and designing relational databases. He crossed paths with SQL Server 7.0 in 1999 and his career path moved into the realm of the DBA.
a Microsoft Certified Master in SQL Server, started working with xBase databases in the late 80’s. With over 25 years in IT, he has worked with SQL Server (since 6.5 in the late 90’s) in various dev/admin roles, with an emphasis in performance tuning. He is the author of several articles at www.sqlservercentral.com, a co-author of SQL Server 2012 T-SQL Recipes, and enjoys sharing his knowledge by presenting at SQL PASS events and blogging at http://blog.waynesheffield.com/wayne
George has been a SQL DBA for 25+ yrs from the Richmond, VA USA area. Business Owner, Software Developer, with broad background in IT disciplines. SQL Server user since 6.0. He currently works for Patient First, an urgent and primary care health care provider. He is an active member of the Richmond SQL Server Users group.