I am currently Director of Data Management for Lifepoint health in which I lead a team responsible for getting data in and out of the data warehouse. I have been working with and supporting SQL Server predominantly in the healthcare space since 2008 in a lot of different areas. While database administration is definitely my bread and butter, I have also worked extensively in architecture, development and BI. One of my favorite things to do is discover ways to solve problems that plague the every day database professional and share it with others. I often have great ideas (at least I think so) about tools that can be created to make life a little easier and enjoy working on these. Hopefully, you begin seeing more of this on my blog as I start documenting these. I also really enjoy finding ways to make technology cheaper (especially cloud services and SQL) and performance tuning.
In the day to day life, I have young kids so that consumes a large part of my day when not working. I have some hobbies like gaming, watching football (any and all), tv shows, cooking and running. However, I do not get to spend as much time with those as I like, because as I mentioned I have kids. So my real hobbies are pushing swings, throwing frisbees, building hot wheel ramps, picking up toys, playing referee and putting air in flat bike tires. Of course, would not trade those for anything.
I am currently a Friend of Redgate 2020, a member of the SentryOne Product Advisory Council and co-organizer of the Nashville SQL user group and SQLSaturday Nashville.