Louis Davidson is an avowed database nut. Currently he is toiling as the database architect for Education Networks of America in Nashville, Tennessee, not to mention writing this book and hopefully one more.
He has been designing and implementing Microsoft SQL Server databases for around nine years, since his brilliant failure as a LAN Administrator for the Church of God International Headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee (yes, there is a Cleveland in Tennessee). As SQL Server came packaged with Visual Basic 1.0 back then, he has also been developing with that product for around nine years, although his VB skills have been progressively getting worse since version 4.0, as he has been focusing primarily on SQL Server.
Louis has spoken at several conferences, such as CA-World in 1999 and 2000, concerning implementing solutions with ERwin; and at PASS 2000 Europe, he gave two presentations, one on normalization and the other on query optimization.