I am a SQL Server Consultant working in the new Managed Services service line for one of the Midwest region’s most reputable Microsoft partners.  Prior to this role, I was an Operational DBA with one of the fastest growing backend credit card processors in the country, based out of Clayton, MO.  It was there that I was given the opportunity to discover my passion in IT, database administration (specifically in the Microsoft stack – although I explore other areas as the mood strikes).  Every day I work in this space, I am enamored with how much there is still to learn and how quickly the space is evolving.  There’s always something new to play with and learn.  My main areas of interest within database administration are virtualizing SQL Server, SQL Server internals, high availability and performance tuning.

In my time outside of technology, I spend most of my time with my wife and three (soon to be four) sons.  I also enjoy gaming and am an avid movie fan.