The Art of SQL Server Database Administration, Development, and Career Skills for the Technically Minded
Denver CO – Previously Portland OR
My greatest accomplishment in life is the love of a woman named Nicole and the blessing of four children who look a lot like their mom and a little like me. Aside from that I’m pretty good with SQL Server and databases in general.
I’ve made a career modeling, developing, architecting, and administering databases since 1996, with some BI thrown in along the way.
Away from technology I’ve had some other adventures including several years as a police driving instructor at Portland Int Raceway, 9 years as a fully commissioned deputy with Clark County Sheriff’s Office, WA, and regular trips to the Whistler bike park on my custom built Norco. I also spent a couple years in Argentina for my church, and work with my son’s Venture Scout group.
These days, if I’m not normalizing/denormalizing databases, looking at SQL DM numbers, or breaking down query plans; I’ll either be on the bike, playing killer bunnies with the kids, watching the Denver Broncos, following my favorite database bloggers online, or reading about WWII aviation. I often wonder if we’ll ever see the likes of Doolittle, Pappy Gunn, or the Flying Tigers again.