I’m a Product Evangelist here at SentryOne, with close to two decades of experience with SQL Server, going all the way back to SQL Server 6.5. I have been a Microsoft MVP since 1997, having cut my teeth on the whole “giving back to the community” thing with the official Microsoft IE-HTML mailing list, NNTP newsgroups for classic ASP and SQL Server, and the FAQ site I built, aspfaq.com. I still maintain a healthy dose of giving back through speaking at SQL Rally, 24 Hours of PASS and dozens of SQL Saturdays and code camps, answering questions on Stack Overflow and the #SQLHelp hash tag on twitter, and serving as community moderator for the Q & A sites answers.SQLPerformance.com and dba.stackexchange.com. I also speak professionally at conferences like SQLintersection, the PASS Summit, SQL Bits, and have been a technical mentor four times on SQLCruise.
I have also been blogging for nearly a decade – if you don’t count aspfaq.com (don't go there now), I first really started blogging about SQL Server at sqlblog.com back in 2006. I currently serve as editor-in-chief for SentryOne’s two blog properties, SQLPerformance.com and blogs.sentryone.com, and furnish a selection of tips, tricks and videos at MSSQLTips.com and SQLSentry.TV.
I have been involved in both SQL Server MVP Deep Dives projects – the first with all author proceeds going to the charity War Child International, and the second, SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2, benefitting Operation Smile.
On a personal note, I’m a proud Canadian who loves to curl, play volleyball, watch hockey, lose big at fantasy football, and spend time with my wife, Nicole, and two daughters, Madeline and Nora.
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