I have over 20 years of database administration and development experience.  I’m a co-founder of the Chicago chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), where I served as President for its first decade.  I am a recipient of the “Outstanding PASS Volunteer” award, and I was a top 5 finalist of the Exceptional DBA Award.  I have been a key organizer of the annual “SQL Saturdays” in Chicago.  An Alum of Illinois State University, I was born and raised in Chicagoland.