Brian is currently an Enterprise Systems Architect with AgFirst
Farm Credit Bank (http://www.agfirst.com) in Columbia, SC. Prior to that he served as a senior DBA and web developer with AgFirst. His primary
responsibilities include overhauling the current Windows NT infrastructure to
provide for a highly available, network-optimized framework that is Active
Directory ready. Brian assumed his Architect role in December 2001.
He has been at AgFirst since January of 2000 when he originally
came on-board as an Intranet web developer and database programmer.
In addition to his role at AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, Brian
heads Warp Drive Design Ministries (http://www.warpdrivedesign.org),
a Christian ministry devoted to using technology for encouraging Christians in
their faith as well as presenting the Gospel in a non-confrontational
manner. The main focus is an email devotional ministry currently being
penned by Michael Bishop (email@example.com), a computer
engineering student at Clemson University (http://www.clemson.edu).
Prior to AgFirst, Brian worked as a system administrator and
web developer for BellSouth's Yellow Pages group and served on active duty as an
officer with the US Air Force. He has been a columnist at SQL Server Central
since July 2001.
Brian is the author of the eBook, Start to Finish Guide to SQL Server Performance Monitoring, on sale here at SQL Server Central: http://www.netimpress.com/shop/product.asp?ProductID=1
Certifications: Windows NT 4 MCSE (December 1999), Federal
Acquisitions Communications-Computers Level I (May 1999)