Wes is a friend acquiring via networking and community involvement - another success story! He's based in Tampa and has been involved with the past two SQLSaturday's in Tampa. His blog - Databases, Structures, and the Damn Data Itself - is one I enjoy because he talks about life as a consultant, and he brings to the conversation the background of a economist. He's not a frequent poster this year, perhaps once or twice a month, but it's always something I enjoy reading and typically goes beyond pure technical matters. If you get the chance worth well spending an hour talking with him.
I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.