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 and software-related problems, give guidance on configuration and design, and provide consultation on optimization, availability, and recoverability. As a result, Erin’s interests include Internals, Statistics, Performance Tuning, Extended Events, and developing HA/DR solutions. 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 has been involved with PASS at both the local and national level over the years, volunteering for committees and providing leadership for the Performance VC and the Ohio North SQL Server User Group. Erin also presents at user groups, SQLSaturdays, SQLIntersection and the PASS Summit, and blogs about her experiences on her personal blog and at SQLskills.