I'm happy to announce our newest Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server 2008, Jonathan Kehayias! If you've been reading up on Extended Events - chances are you've already read his work or heard his talks.
A little about Jonathan:
Jonathan Kehayias, Senior Consultant SQLskills.com . Jonathan is an expert on Extended Events in SQL Server 2008—he wrote the definitive whitepaper on Extended Events for Microsoft and authored the Extended Events Manager SSMS add-in, which won the PASS 2008 SQL Hero contest. He is experienced in performance tuning, both SQL Server and hardware, and has architected complex systems as a developer, business analyst, and DBA. His breadth of role experience, along with extensive development (T-SQL, C#, and ASP.Net), hardware and virtualization design expertise, and Windows, Active Directory, IIS, and other component knowledge led to Jonathan joining SQLskills.com recently as a Senior Consultant. He has presented at multiple conferences including PASS, SQLBits, and VMware Open Forum, and will be presenting at PASS SQL Rally and SQL Connections this Spring.
Jonathan is also a Drill Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves, and did a tour of duty in Iraq in 2004. He’s married with two children and can often be found at the pool, on the playground, or the beach with his children.
Welcome to the community Jonathan!