Erin is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. Erin discovered a passion for all things data while completing her M.S. in Motor Control at the University of Michigan. As she entered the IT field, she discovered the power of relational databases. During her IT career, Erin has worked closely with customers, users and colleagues to support business solutions across a variety of industries including healthcare, insurance, finance and government. These experiences provided opportunities to see varied implementations, troubleshoot hardware-related problems, give guidance on configuration and design, and provide consultation on optimization, availability and recoverability. Not surprisingly, Erin’s interests include Internals, Performance Tuning, High Availability and Disaster Recovery. More than anything though, she likes to know how SQL Server works, so she can fix it when it breaks.
Erin is an active member of the SQL Server community. She currently runs the PASS Performance Virtual Chapter and is involved in the Ohio North SQL Server User Group. She also presents at user groups, SQLSaturdays and the PASS Summit, and blogs about her experiences on her personal blog and at SQLskills.