I live as a follower of Christ, desiring to impact the world around with who He is. I'm an unashamed disciple and though I've got plenty I mess up, following Him is my joy. I'm passionate about worship through music, and have played and led worship team for a number of years. Currently, I've been enjoying playing electric. This had challenged me to play in a completely different way than acoustic, as the melodic nature of the electric guitar parts bring a subtle but powerful part to a worship band.
I've been blessed with 3 kids and a wonderful wife Sarah who has brought beauty into my world and to my life. I'm thankful for the richness of family and experiencing this journey.
I specialize in working with SQL Server to help speed things up, and develop solutions focused on SQL Server. I have a passion for automation, streamlining, implementing a healthy Database Lifecycle Management (DLM) process. I've additionally dived into PowerShell to help automate many of the tasks for testing and deploying SQL databases, as well as some projects with C#. I've been excited to be part of the #sqlfamily and connect with various members online that have helped provide such a rich experience for the community to draw on and learn from. AWS is a big part of my work, and I've run performance related testing, configuration, and other stuff up in the magical land of the cloud. I've worked a little with Azure as well.
I'm allergic to red-tape, excessive emails, meetings for the sake of meetings, and busy work for the sake of busy work. I like to bring real value and see the company and client's work impacted for the better thanks to my efforts. Saving folks some money and time is always a win!
My passions extend beyond technology into the creative realm as well. I've enjoyed doing videography, photography, and creating music. I've been honored to serve as an associate pastor of worship for a period of time, and still engage in church community with the goal of loving like Jesus demonstrated. I'm a sucker for good post-rock music, which I think is the best type of music for coding around.
Music - On Desk
If you want to check out some new music, this is my up to date “on deck” playlist of music I rock out to.