About Me

Hello there! Welcome to the “About Me” page. Yup…had to repeat the header for SEO purposes. This is all still new for me as I build the site.

My name is Michael.

Here is my resume.

This is my Linkedin profile.

I am a successful former entrepreneur and constantly learning data professional in Altoona, Pennsylvania. I’m hoping to document my journey here towards being Microsoft certified.

Before moving back here I had lived in Pittsburgh for 30 years. I love everything black and gold…the Pirates, Steelers, all of it.

I’m what I like to call a lovable geek. I love the data side of baseball, photography and hiking. I’ve even gone ghost hunting! i can be called a walking example of how both sides of the brain can potentially work successfully for someone haha.

I have been on a journey as a data analyst for the last 10-15 years. Working with a data set in Excel or in a relational database absolutely fascinates me. As I’ve learned, I’ve had success and failure…I hope to speak to all of that in this site.

I am hoping this site acts like a portfolio for my skills and work in SQL, SQL Server, Power BI, Excel, R and Python. I’ve been using SQL mostly for the last 5-6 years. I tried to learn R and Python…but no one was asking for it in job descriptions. I had to stick with what was paying the bills. I’m hoping to start learning it again and will post my journey here.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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