Brian K. McDonald, MCDBA, MCSD, is a business intelligence and data warehouse geek working for Acosta, the top sales and marketing company in the US. Brian was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio but he currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida with his beautiful wife and his two little ninja's; Bailey and Kylie. As an independent consultant, Brian has experiences in architecting data warehouses, data modeling, database administration, SQL Server Reporting Services, Integration Services, and Analysis Services. He has worked as an application developer, network administrator, and database administrator throughout his 12 years in the IT industry. A characteristic groomed while serving his country in the United States Marine Corps, Brian takes pride in all his projects and diligently works to not only meet expectations, but greatly exceed them. Brian has written for many industry websites and continually strives to improve his skill-set both professionally and personally. Brian is an active member of his local SQL Server User's Group and has presented for user groups, Code Camps and many SQL Saturday events in the southeast U.S. When not working, Brian enjoys "geeking" out with his wife Sherri and allowing his children to practice their UFC style moves on him.
Shawn McGehee is the senior database administrator for a nationwide health care company, residing in the Orlando area. He has been working in the IT industry for over 12 years and came from a development background before he moved into database administration in 2004. Shawn contributes to several online publications and speaks at SQL Saturdays and Code Camps as much as possible. Shawn was a co-author on Pro SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, also by Apress. Shawn works with his local SQL Server user groups and was a founding member of the Pensacola SQL Server Users Group before making the move to the Orlando area and becoming active with OPASS.
strongRodney Landrum/strong is a MCSE working as a systems engineer, database administrator, and data analyst for a software development company in Pensacola, Florida, that specializes in applications for the healthcare industry. He writes software reviews and feature articles for numerous magazines, including emWindows and .NET/em, emSQL Server/em, emConnected Home/em, emT-SQL Solutions/em, emMicrosoft Certified Professional/em, and emElectronic House/em.