70+ Technical Certifications
87 Microsoft Exams
Microsoft MVP: Data Platform (2016 - 2018) MCT Regional Lead - United States (2012 - 2023) 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 – 2022) 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) Technical Reviewer of SQL Server 2022 Performance Tuning book
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.