I started out as a software developer back in 1996 in Denver, CO, doing Client/Server development in PowerBuilder.  The internet was just starting to blossom and my knowledge base was non-existent.  Over the years I’ve seen how the IT world has changed and grown, which in turn has increased my knowledge base.  My goal for this blog is to share some of the knowledge that I’ve accumulated over the years with others.

I am now a Senior Architect, living in High Point, NC and I love what I do.  My focus is SQL Server and the Microsoft BI stack.  I’ve worked with all versions of SQL Server since the infamous split from the Sybase code (a.k.a. version 4.21a).  I’ve worn all the hats that come with dealing with SQL Server, developer, BI developer, administrator, data architect, solution architect, and now senior architect.  I think this gives me a unique perspective on things and a well rounded knowledge base.

I am the former Local User Group Leader for the Greensboro PASS User Group, Triad SQL.

As of January 2018, I am also a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and as of July 2020, I am a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).

I hope you find what I post helpful, if it not interesting.

-SQL Swimmer

SQL Swimmer, you ask?  I am also an active US Masters Swimmer, Coach and Instructor.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi You mentioned in your recent blog about local chapter for SQL, do you know any around NC, SC, GA, or TN? Seattle may be too far. Thanks.

    1. Hi Alice,

      There are several local chapters in all those states, you can find details at sqlpass.org

      I am the chapter leader for the Greensboro, NC chapter. Details here http://triad.sqlpass.org/ our next meeting is on Tuesday 11/24/2015. We will be hearing from all that attended Summit last month.

      Hope to see you there.

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