I joined Microsoft in 1991 from Sybase, Inc. as a SQL Server trainer for Microsoft University. Since then I have filled a variety of roles including pre-sales Systems Engineer for Microsoft Federal in Washington DC, Software Design Engineer for Windows Server, and SQL Server Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism. In my current role I work to improve SQL Azure by driving customer feedback into the planning and engineering process. I'm a graduate of Drexel University and a native Philadelphian. For fun I enjoy mountain biking with my family and searching for an edge in games of chance.