All good things must come to an end. After slightly over seven and a half great years at SQLskills, it is time for me to move on to a new adventure. My last day at SQLskills will be December 31, 2019.

I have had the privilege and honor to work with a great team over the years, including Kimberly Tripp (b/t), Paul Randal (b/t), Jonathan Kehayias (b/t), Joe Sack (b/t), Erin Stellato (b/t), and Tim Radney (b/t).

I first met Kimberly back in 2006, when I attended a weeklong Immersion Event class in Chicago. I first met Paul a few years later, while he was still at Microsoft. I enjoyed following their work as separate entities and then later when they joined forces. I truly respected their work and really appreciated their professionalism. There was also a certain energy about their collaboration that stuck with me and it was obvious that they absolutely loved what they did for a living.

Jonathan is incredibly gifted technically, and very persistent. If he doesn’t already know the answer to a problem (which is rare), he will stay on it until he figures it out. Erin is very precise and detail oriented which are great qualities for a consultant or DBA. She has also become a respected, world-class authority on Query Store. Tim is very versatile and well rounded, and has become an expert in all things Azure. They have all been great co-workers and friends over the years.

I’m leaving with a lot of great memories. My personal blog is here.