I currently work for a company in North Carolina as a SQL Server DBA. I cover all aspects of administration and deal heavily with performance tuning. Before I worked full-time as a DBA I was formally a Programmer Analyst, Web Developer, and Network Administrator.
I started working with SQL Server in 1997 on SQL 7.0. I obtained my MCDBA: SQL Server 2000 in 1999. I recent obtained my MCITP: Database Administrator 2008 in December 2011. Most of what I have learned on SQL Server has been self taught though reading books and online resources and applying that to my real life work experiences.
I volunteer as a Guardian ad Litem in North Carolina. This is my passion outside of SQL Server.
In 2011, I started running to get back into shape and have competed in 3 5Ks with a PR of 40:06. I hope to improve my PR and compete in a full marathon in 2017.