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About me

As a Sr. Cloud Solution Architect on the Corporate Team at Microsoft, I train and assist Customers with their Data journey. I specialize in cloud technologies such as Microsoft Fabric, Azure Synapse, Power BI, Azure Data Factory and Azure SQL DB, along with the on-premises technologies SQL Server, SQL Server Integration Services, Analysis Services and Reporting Services. I have trained 1000’s of professionals from a wide variety of industries such as Education, Government, Retail, Healthcare and Commercial in Microsoft Data technologies.

I have been working (getting paid), in IT since the turn of the century, but I have been passionate about technology for as long as I can remember.

Most of my career has been about Data, as an Oracle DBA, SQL Server DBA, Business Intelligence Architect/Developer, and many years ago a SAP Basis Admin. Currently, my interests are Business Intelligence, Big Data, AI and Cloud technology

Before becoming a professional, I dabbled with web development, working mainly with ASP.NET, C#, PHP, MySql.

I have two Bachelor Degrees, a BS in Computer Science and a BA in Advertising/Communications.

I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Penn State.

My current skillset: Azure Synapse, Azure Data Factory, Power BI, Azure and on-prem SQL Server Database Administration, other Azxure products, Oracle Database Administration (vers. 10-12), Microsoft Business Intelligence Development (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS), Agile Data Warehouse Design, Agile Scrum Master training, Systems (AIX, Linux(OEL/RHEL) and Windows 2000-2016), Programming (Powershell, Shell Scripts, C#)

Some of my other interests: Disney, Space, movies, especially tech and documentary movies.

Running: Unfortunately, I have been struggling with leg issues for some time now, so I haven’t been able to do much running, but previously I have completed countless 5k’s, 10k’s, 1/2 marathons and these other races. Marathons (Columbus, OH, Knoxville, TN, 2x Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA), 2 x Disney Goofy Race ( 1/2 marathon on Saturday and full marathon on Sunday)

Coached youth baseball, softball and soccer from 2010 to 2020.

A few things that many people don’t know about me. I founded the first ever all Digital Film Festival in the world. I wrote, directed and edited a feature length film, it was not very good though. I won a trip for being the top vacuum cleaner salesman in the region. I hung out with Bill Murray and Woody Harrelson on the set of Kingpin. I won numerous billiards tournaments while a teenager. I rebuilt the engine of a 1979 Camaro Z28. I had blogger credentials for the 2009 and 2010 Oracle Open Worlds. I once worked out in a hotel gym with President Obama on the elliptical beside me.

25 +

Years Experience

1000 +

People Trained

8

CErtifications

PAST EXPERIENCE

Penn State University – expected graduation 2025
MS in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Radford University – 2007
BS in Computer Science

Edinboro University – 2002
BA in Advertising/Communications

Certifications
Azure Data Engineer Associate
Azure Administrator Associate
Power BI Data Analyst Associate
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Databricks Lakehouse Fundamentals
Databricks Generative AI Fundamentals
Azure Fundamentals
Power Platform Fundamentals

Skills
Lakehouse, Data warehouse, Azure Synapse, Power BI, Azure Data Factory, Azure Databricks, Azure Machine Learning, Python, Java, C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Microsoft BI Development (SSIS, SSAS, SSRS), PowerShell, SQL Server Database Administration, Agile Data Warehouse Design, Agile Scrum Master training, Systems (AIX, Linux(OEL/RHEL)



Microsoft – 2019 – present
Premier Field Engineer -> Sr. Customer Engineer -> Sr. Cloud Solution Architect-Engineering -> Sr. Cloud Solution Architect

Wabtec – 2016 – 2019
Business Intelligence Architect and Oracle DBA

PNC Bank – 2015 – 2016
Sr. Oracle DBA

Allegheny Health Network – 2014 – 2015
Sr. Software Engineer

Eastman Chemical Company – 2010 – 2014
Microsoft Business Intelligence Developer

Eastman Chemical Company – 2007 – 2010
Oracle DBA and SAP Basis Admin

Various Startups – 1998 – 2007

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