Andrew Lavinsky is a manager with the UMT Consulting Group. Based in Houston, TX and primarily serving clients in the US South Central District, he focuses on enabling organizational performance improvement.
For his contributions to the Microsoft Project community, Andrew was awarded the Microsoft MVP designation in July 2010.
Brad is an 11 year veteran of Microsoft covering Enterprise accounts in Texas. During his time at Microsoft, he has helped customers with database solutions, development solutions and business process automation solutions. Over the last 6 years, he has primarily helped customers with collaboration solutions leveraging SharePoint and Office.
Brian Culver (MCM)
Brian Culver is a SharePoint Solutions Architect for Expert Point Solutions in Houston, Texas. Brian is a Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) in SharePoint 2007 and a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD). He has worked in the Information Technology industry for since 1998 and he has been working with SharePoint since 2005. His deep expertise includes SharePoint, ASP.Net, SQL Server and Project Server. He has been involved in many large SharePoint implementations including Internet and Intranet sites, Partner Portals, Enterprise Content Management and Governance, and much custom application integration and development.More
Cathy Dew (MCTS) is a Senior Engineer at Planet Technologies, Graphic Designer and SharePoint MVP based out of Huntsville, Alabama. She focuses primarily on branding and user experience and how it relates to the SharePoint platform. However she also works with SharePoint from a general End User and Business Analyst perspective as well, defining requirements and governance as needed.
She has worked on many SharePoint installations to brand SharePoint and make it look “Not like SharePoint”. Cathy has started and run a number of SharePoint User Groups and is involved with the Women in SharePoint group. She has presented sessions on SharePoint branding at user groups, SharePoint Saturday events, conferences, and training sessions.
Clint has over 12 years of progressive IT experience with extensive knowledge of network troubleshooting, security, and architecture, specializing in SharePoint Administration and infrastructure for the past five years. He has assisted multiple branches of the military (most recently in Baghdad, Iraq) to plan, build, and optimize large-scale SharePoint deployments in locations around the world. Recently Clint co-authored his first book: SharePoint Server 2010 Administration 24-Hour Trainer and currently holds the position of infrastructure consultant with Applied Information Sciences.
Corey has been in the professional IT Industry for more than 15 years working with large scale enterprise network configurations. He has worked with SharePoint for many of those years and has been focused solely on SharePoint for the last 4 years. He is an avid PowerShell fan and promoter.
Corey Roth is an applications architect at Infusion Development specializing in SharePoint solutions in the Oil & Gas Industry. Corey is a two-time recipient of theMicrosoft MVP award in SharePoint Server. When it comes to SharePoint, he specializes in ECM, Enterprise Search, and Business Connectivity Services. As an active member of the SharePoint community, he often speaks at user groups, Tech Fests, and SharePoint Saturdays. Corey is a member of the .NET Mafia (www.dotnetmafia.com
) where he blogs about the latest technology and SharePoint. Corey is a member of the board for the Houston SharePoint Users Group. He loves contributing to the SharePoint community and currently has four active open source projects on CodePlex.
I am a senior level infrastructure architect for Hitachi Consulting that focuses on SharePoint infrastructure, installation, configuration, security, storage and network. I also am very heavily focused on SQL Server optimization, consolidation and business intelligence surfaced to SharePoint. And I have a fervent passion for PowerShell!
David C. Broussard
David Broussard is the Corporate Practice Lead for SharePoint at Catapult Systems. He has been working with SharePoint for over a decade now and focuses primarily on architecting solutions for businesses.
Dustin is a geek and isn’t afraid to show it. Want to learn how to hack SharePoint to pieces and make it do things you never thought it could do? Maybe you just want to know how things work under the hood. Either way, Dustin’s the kind of instructor who loves to tinker, and share his experiences with his students. He’s been presenting at SharePoint conferences for years, and his sessions are always well reviewed.
Gopi Kondameda is a SharePoint Architect, developer and trainer with more than fifteen years of experience implementing solutions for clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental organizations. He has been involved in a wide range of SharePoint Implementations and Migrations. Currently he is working as a SharePoint Architect at Brink’s Inc. leading the MOSS migration from version 2007 to 2010.
Heather is a web designer first and a SharePoint geek second. With over 14 years of experience working with online applications and sites, she knows how to get under the hood with SharePoint. Considered by many to be THE industry expert in SharePoint branding, Heather enjoys sharing her knowledge in a laid-back atmosphere. She knows how to make SharePoint look like anything but SharePoint!
Javier Barrera is a 10-year IT veteran. He is now a SharePoint Engineer for Rackspace Hosting Company, where he designs, implements, and troubleshoots SharePoint services for intranet or extranet environments. His primary focus is the infrastructure of numerous SharePoint SharePoint farms ranging in size from single-server to multi-farm multi-server configurations. His other various responsibilities include Microsoft SQL and Exchange implementations.
I am currently a SharePoint architect for Rackspace. My focus is leading a team dedicated to providing world class Microsoft SharePoint support and enterprise guidance.
Jennifer Mason has dedicated the last seven years to working with SharePoint. She started out as an intern focused on SharePoint and eventually began working as a full-time SharePoint consultant. She is currently working as a Senior SharePoint Consultant with the team at SharePoint 911. Her focus has been on strategy, project planning, project management, governance, and best practices for implementing business solutions using SharePoint Technologies. She has worked with a range of companies at different points in the lifecycles of their SharePoint implementation. She is passionate about SharePoint, and loves using the out of the box features to bring immediate ROI to the organization. Jennifer is involved in the SharePoint community and is one of the founding members of the Columbus Ohio SharePoint Users Group. You can learn more about Jennifer by viewing her blog: http://blogs.sharepoint911.com/blogs/jennifer
Jim Adcock makes a living as a SharePoint Consultant in Austin Texas, and makes a difference as Vice President of Launch Pad Job Club. While he has done a little of everything from the OS to the UI, his favorite part of SharePoint is working with business users to define business processes and create composite applications to automate them.
He is active in the SP user groups in Austin and San Antonio.
Justin Ong is a Senior Lead Consultant and a SharePoint Practice Lead at Catapult Systems in Austin, TX. Justin has extensive experience in designing and implementing records management solutions in SharePoint and has presented on this topic at many other events, including SharePoint Saturday Austin, the InnoTech Conference, and the Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA) – Austin Chapter Meeting. Justin is also one of the planning members of the Austin SharePoint User Group and runs their official Twitter account. Outside of SharePoint, Justin enjoys football and cooking for the two toughest critics in town, his wife and daughter.
Kyle Davis is a Solutions Architect for Catapult Systems, a National Systems Integrator, Gold Partner, and winner of numerous Microsoft Worldwide and National Partner awards. Kyle has been involved in the architectural design, development, and management of many enterprise SharePoint Intranet, Extranet, and Internet implementations. Kyle also holds both MCITP and MCPD certificates for SharePoint 2010.
Phil Jirsa is a Senior SharePoint Consultant at Rackspace Hosting. He has been developing web applications since 2001. Phil has been a SharePoint consultant and developer since 2007. In his spare time, Phil is an avid water skier and can be found enjoying the many lakes of Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin.
Philip E. Helsel
Philip Helsel has a passion for learning and teaching. He works at Microsoft Learning as a Senior Courseware and Product Planner focusing on Windows Server 2012, Windows Virtualization solutions, and Windows 8. Before his role as a Planner he taught courses on FAST Search for SharePoint, SharePoint Search, Fast Search for Internet Sites, and Hyper-V solutions.
Over the past two decades, before joining Microsoft Learning, he worked at TechNow, Oracle, FAST Search & Transfer, and Sun Microsystems. He focused on Cisco, Linux, Solaris, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Hyper-V, SharePoint, Active Directory, and LDAP.
He received his Bachelors in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix.
MCT, MCITP: Virtualization Administrator on Windows Server 2008 R2, MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010,
CTT+, CISM, Security+, Network +, CCNA, A+
Richard Calderon is a Principal Consultant and SharePoint Solutions Architect with Catapult Systems and has developed web applications with SharePoint products and technologies since 2003. Richard currently specializes in designing and implementing solutions for secure intranet and extranet portals as well as large-scale public-facing internet sites using SharePoint’s web content management (WCM) capabilities.
Sam Larko has been working with SharePoint for six years and across the last three versions. While his experience is primarily in development, Sam has become more involved in administration and architecture over the last three years. In addition to SharePoint, he has a strong desire to become involved in mobile development, especially Android and Windows Phone.
Stephan Samuel is a SharePoint developer and Senior Consultant with Catapult Systems. He has been a technologist and expert on cross-system integration, working on many platforms for 16 years, before focusing on SharePoint and related Microsoft technologies. In his off time, he is an avid triathlete and chef, as well as an aspiring amateur boxer.
A former stand-up comedian, Tiffany has spent the past 10 years as a business analyst and solutions architect (8 of those specific to SharePoint). She does everything in the custom development lifecycle except the development. Her current passions include gamifying governance, designing audience-targeted training plans that include intuitive product UI, and strategizing search as an information architecture requirement. She has a number of opinions on the importance of project documentation and is a reluctant expert on records management. Catch one of her sessions or say hi at the SharePint (she also blogs about craft beer). Follow her @officeovereasy.
A SharePoint MCTS with over 15 years of IT Enterprise experience with backgrounds in support, training, administration and architecture in various business industries. IT industry experiences include end user, support, training, administration and infrastructure architecture and implementation. One of the longest tenures was working at a large regional bank to standardize and build the entire IT infrastructure to be enterprise ready with various technologies. Going from a few hundred employees to over five thousand in the period of a five years. Since college, active in various communities, mainly technology groups. Currently, active in the SharePoint community serving as a past President of the Houston SharePoint User Group (H-SPUG) and presently as Board Chair for the H-SPUG Board. Organizer for the SharePoint Saturday Houston events, one of the largest of such events in the US. Also a Director of the Houston Cloud Computing User Group. Supports other user groups and technical communities across the US in their formation and mentoring of user groups and events. A Rodeo Houston volunteer since 2001.