About Me

I am Monica Rathbun. I’m Consultant for Denny Cherry and Associates Consulting living in Virginia and a Microsoft MVP for Data Platform. I have over 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of database platforms with an focus on SQL Server. I am a frequent speaker at IT industry conferences on topics including performance tuning and configuration management.  I am the Leader of the Hampton Roads SQL Server User Group and a Mid‐Atlantic PASS Regional Mentor. I am honored to be 2016 Idera ACE, 2017 Idera Superstar and Sentry One PAC member.

I am passionate about SQL Server and the #SQLFamily, doing anything I can to give back to such a wonderful community. You can always find me on Twitter (@sqlespresso) handing out helpful tips and tricks to my followers.