Mike has been recognized as an MVP 6 times since April of 2011 by Microsoft in the Data Platform space. He runs Straight Path Solutions, a SQL Server consultancy specializing in the relational engine. They provide expertise in a pay-as-you-need Expert-as-a-Service model and get involved in advanced practices from migrations, high availability implementations, cloud ops, tuning or other items touching on the SQL Server relational engine.
When he isn't consulting with a client on their SQL Server performance, availability or Database Administration challenges, he speaks and blogs about SQL Server in various forums. Spends time with his wife and four children on their 20 acre farm in NH tending the animals and enjoying a simple life.