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 Azure Synapse, Power BI, Azure Data Factory and Azure SQL DB, along with the on-premises technologies SQL Server, 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.
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
Azure Data Engineer Associate
Azure Administrator Associate
Power BI Data Analyst Associate
Microsoft Certified Trainer
Databricks Lakehouse Fundamentals
Databricks Generative AI Fundamentals
Power Platform Fundamentals
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