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Tracy is the Database Superhero for ChannelAdvisor. She has spent over 20 years in IT and has used SQL Server since 1999 and is now certified as an MCSE Data Management and Analytics.  Tracy covers all aspects of administration and deals heavily with performance tuning and high availability and disaster recovery.  Tracy is a co-organizer of a Special Interest Group (SIG) dedicated to advanced DBA topics in our local user group TriPass.  Before she worked full-time as a DBA she was formally a developer and network administrator. She also tinkered with databases in middle/high school to keep her sports card collection organized.

Tracy has volunteered through the NC Guardian ad Litem program since 2003 advocating for abused and neglected foster children in court. This is her passion outside of SQL Server and favorite job.More information about this program in North Carolina can be found at or the national organization CASA at  To read why I became I Guardian ad Litem visit my LinkedIn profile and click on more and look under media at the Lemons to Lemonade essay and other media I have set up there.

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Winner of PASS Summit 2016 SAN Disk Challenge.

Volunteer Activity

DateEventVolunteer Activity
2017.10.02-2017.11.03PASS Summit 2017PASS Summit Buddy
2017.09.13-2017.10.25PASS Linux MarathonOrganize and Plan
2017.10.14SQL Saturday #683 - Charlotte 2017Girls+Data Volunteer
2017.10.07SQL Saturday #678 - Orlando 2017IT Pro Panelist
2017.09.30SQL Saturday #636 Pittsburgh 2017Room Monitor - Crash Course on Better SQL Development
2017.07.22SQL Saturday #653 ColumbusRoom Monitor - Answering the question, "What happened?" with Query Store
2017.07.22SQL Saturday #653 Columbus Room Monitor - Health: The Most Important Tech Tool
2017.07.22SQL Saturday #653 ColumbusRoom Monitor - Revenge: The SQL!
2017.07.15SQL Saturday #652 AtlantaRoom Monitor - New Features and New Speed in SQL Server 2016 (and 2017!) Always On Availability Groups
2017.07.15SQL Saturday #652 AtlantaRoom Monitor - Linux for the SQL Server Administrator
2017.07.15SQL Saturday #652 AtlantaRoom Monitor - The Future of the DBA: DevOps, the Cloud Paradigm, and the Microsoft Data Platform
2017.07.15SQL Saturday #652 AtlantaRoom Monitor - Let Her Finish: Supporting Women's Voices from meetings to the board room
2017.07.10 - presentPASS Virtual GroupsLead bringing Linux content to groups
Working with SQL Server for Linux Cross Platform

Linux for the SQL Administrator David Klee
Linux OS Fundamentals for the SQL Admin
2017.06.03SQLSaturday #638 PhiladelphiaRoom Monitor - Monitoring SQL Server using Extended Events
2017.06.01 - presentTriPass Special Interest Group Advanced DBACo-organizer
2017.03.11SQLSaturday #592 RaleighSQL Clinic SME
2015.12.03SQLSaturday #470 Washington DCWIT Panelist

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