Mike is a partner, Database Wellness expert and coach with the SQL Server consultancy Linchpin People. He is an experienced SQL Server professional and has worked with every version of SQL Server since version 6.5. He has been in the role of DBA, Developer, Architect and Performance Lead but always leans on his DBA and performance tuning experience. He loves providing training and coaching to clients and colleagues and has been recognized as a SQL Server MVP by Microsoft for two years in a row. He speaks at national and regional conferences and SQL Server events on DBA, Performance Tuning and Professional Development topics and he blogs regularly on SQL Server topics.