About The Author

Hello fellow SQL enthusiasts!  I challenged myself to get up to speed on cloud technologies and Big Data. I went from working on SQL Server in Las Vegas, to learning AWS in the Pacific Northwest, then on to working in Houston on Azure!  As a SQL DBA, I thought it might be helpful to share some of my findings with those of you who are also beginning to interact with SQL hybrid data and data lake architectures.  I look forward to sharing my learning with the group.  Thank you for visiting!

Alicia is a Senior Consultant in Advanced Analytics.  She has been in the Database/BI services industry for 10+ years. Alicia is an expert in T-SQL, Data Modeling, Database Administration, Analytics, Data Visualization, and Data Warehousing. Her skill set spans SQL Server 2005 through 2016 and Azure. She has hands on experience architecting, developing and optimizing BI solutions in the Microsoft ecosystem.

Alicia holds certifications for both AWS and Azure Big Data, and is a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE): Data Management & Analytics. She has also trained in data modeling (UC Irvine/Ralph Kimball) and MSBI Bootcamp – SQL Server 2005.

She has worked with enterprise wide systems for employers such as Bally Technologies, Caesars Entertainment and Allegiant Airlines.
Alicia is passionate about data and has been a member of Vancouver and Portland SQL User Groups, as well as being a supporter of Women Who Code.