Tim is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He has worked with SQL server for the past 15 years, in a variety of roles including DBA, Lead DBA, and multi-department manager, which have given him extensive experience planning and implementing large-scale environment changes and upgrades.
Tim is a SQL Server MVP and has a whole collection of Microsoft and other industry certifications. His experience includes HA/DR, virtualization, SSIS, SSRS, and performance tuning, among everything else SQL Server-related.
Tim is very active and passionate in the SQL Community. He runs the Columbus GA SQL Users Group, has been a PASS Regional Mentor for a number of years, was named a PASS Outstanding Volunteer in 2012, and is a frequent speaker at user groups, SQL Saturdays and PASS Summits. Tim is one of the top ranked in karma on ask.sqlservercentral.com, answers questions as @tradney on Twitter, and blogs on his personal blog at http://timradney.com and his SQLskills blog at http://www.SQLskills.com/blogs/tim. Tim has also written and contributed to a number of books on SQL Server, which you can find on Amazon.
Outside of SQL Server, Tim is married with three kids and has a passion for electronics and messing around with a soldering iron. He also farms chickens (for eggs) and tilapias in his spare time, and is currently entering the world of aquaponics.
Tim can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.