About John

70+ Technical Certifications
87 Microsoft Exams

Microsoft MVP: Data Platform (2016 – 2018)
MCT Regional Lead – United States (2012 – Current)
Enrique Lima Award for MCT Community Service – 2018
Bachelor of Science: Network Administration – 2016
Master of Business Administration: IT Management- 2018
Microsoft Professional Program: Data Science – 2016
New Horizons Top 25 Technical Instructor of the Year (2015 – 2016)
Microsoft One Drive Expert -Charter Member (2017 – 2019)
CompTIA Subject Matter Expert (IT Fundamentals) – 2017
Grandmasters – Subject Matter Expert and Item Writer (2015 – Current)
Ivy Tech Community College – Adjunct Professor (2018 – 2020)
Apress Publishing – Video Author (2018 – 2020)
Indianapolis SQL Users Group – Board Member (2016 – 2020)
Indianapolis SQL Saturday – Co-Organizer (2015 – Current)
PASS Summit Ambassador – (2017 – 2019)
PASS Summit Speaker – 2018
Microsoft Ignite – MCT Ambassador / Technical Lead Guide (2015 – 2018)
Microsoft Ignite – Chat Moderator (2020 – 2021)

John has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since July 2000 and has specialized in teaching Azure Administration, Azure Database Administration, Windows Networking, Active Directory, Exchange Server, and SQL Server courses. He is currently a Data and AI Customer Engineer for Microsoft, an MCT Regional Lead for the Eastern United States, and a former Data Platform MVP.

A much younger John earned the Eagle Scout award from the Boys Scout of America in 1986 and served in the Indiana Army National Guard from 1987 through 1993.

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