Current Board of Directors
|Tim Gorman, President, began his IT career in 1984 as a programmer on UNIX and VMS systems, working on medical and financial systems as an application developer, systems programmer, and systems administrator. He joined Oracle in 1990, became a technical manager there, then left in 1998 became an independent consultant, founding EvDBT.com. Mr. Gorman is co-author (with fellow RMOUG member Gary Dodge) of “Essential Oracle8i Data Warehousing” (2000) and “Oracle8 Data Warehousing” (1998) from John Wiley & Sons, co-author (3 others) of “Beginning Oracle SQL” (2010) from Apress, and co-author (with the Oak Table Network) of “Oracle Insights: Tales of the Oak Table” (2004) and “Expert Oracle Database Administration from the Oak Table” (2009), and he has served as technical reviewer for eight other published books from O’Reilly & Associates and Apress. Tim first joined RMOUG in 1993, presenting at the Training Days conference that year and at every Training Days conference since. He has presented numerous times at quarterly membership meetings, and contributed numerous articles for “SQL_Update,” the RMOUG newsletter. He has also presented at dozens of other Oracle Users Groups in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.Tim has served the RMOUG board of directors as the Oracle Corporation liaison from 1995-1997, programs director from 1997-2000 and 2001-2002, membership director 2000-2003, president from 2003-2005, Training Days director from 2006-2007, IS director 2010-2011, and as president again from 2011-2013.
|John Peterson, Vice President
|Carolyn Fryc, Director of Programs, is a managing partner for Tantivy Enterprise Services, Inc., in Denver, CO. She has been a volunteer for over 4 years with RMOUG, as well as participated in the 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 RMOUG Training Days.She has 7 + years of experience in designing business solutions, providing staffing services and overall working with customers to help achieve a greater value from their IT investments. She has a deep desire to help her customers improve their business processes, as well as streamline their operations, whether it’s through software, staffing or solution design. She is the consummate customer advocate and works to ensure that they are getting their needs met, as well as being informed as to all potential solutions available to them. She is an independent, and is not tied to any solution or brand, as each customer is unique and should be treated as such. She prides herself on her commitment to her customers and her loyalty to them is unparalleled, as is her honesty and integrity that she brings to each business relationship she engages in.The diversity of her solutions background is also a key component of her success, as she has a vast experience in applications, web development, infrastructure and managed services to draw from, so she is able to quickly identify opportunities for solving IT related business issues, being much more agile in responding to these scenarios than the majority of folks out there.
|Pat Van Buskirk, Director of Newsletters, was an Oracle DBA from 1991 to 2011. Prior to that, she was a mainframe programmer and Oracle Forms developer. She has acted as project manager for applications in manufacturing, insurance, education, research and banking. Her hobby is horses and she is currently the web committee chair for the Elizabeth Stampede Rodeo. She has recently joined Coldwell Banker in Parker as an Associate Broker where she continues to use her database skills in the real estate business.
|Tom Green, Treasurer, has been an Oracle DBA with the Department of Defense for 9 years. Their system includes 6 clustered databases. Over the years some of his duties have been to create and run scripts against the database, to partition tables, upgrade indexes, and remove test data from tables. He knows how to recover a database using the control file. He is very familiar with the uses of RMAN. He continually inspect redo logs to keep from losing critical data. In this way he keeps the database up and running at top performance. This allows his customers access to the information they need without maintenance delays and unscheduled downtime.He has been a member of RMOUG since 2003, a Board member since 2010, and an RMOUG Training Days speaker contributor in 2009. Tom remembers 11 years ago when he attended his first Oracle Training Days, he met Stan Yellott, and Stan’s love for Oracle rubbed off on Tom. Stan did not care what Tom knew, but he was just happy Tom was there and he wanted to share with Tom his wonderful Oracle world. Tom now feels that he has learned enough about Oracle to want to help continue Stan’s work. For the last 8 years Tom has volunteered as room monitor at RMOUG Training Days. This was a good way to help people feel welcome to the Oracle fellowship. He is an objective thinker and a problem solver. He believes these skills will continue to make a valuable contribution to RMOUG.
|Mark James, Director of Member Relations, has over 14 years of IT Experience, mainly as an Oracle Database Administrator, while also being highly skilled on numerous other major database vendor platforms as well. He has been an OCP since Oracle 8i through all versions up to 11g. He holds a BS in Accounting, an MBA in Finance and Accounting and an MSCIS Degree in Database Technologies. He taught Master’s Level Database Technologies Courses for almost 10 years at Regis University and has been teaching Master’s Level Database Technologies Courses for the University of Denver (DU) for over 7 years. He has worked as a DBA for several major companies in diverse business lines such as Internet Services, Telecom, Finance, Healthcare, Defense, Energy, Oil and Gas.
|Ron Bich, Secretary, began his IT career in 1990 within the IBM mainframe world. Looking back, he finds it amazing to see how the world as evolved with an ever increasing presence of technology. After getting initiated into Oracle at his job in 1995, he was provided with incentive to become involved with RMOUG in various volunteer roles, eventually becoming a member on the Board of Directors in 2002. His early involvement put him in direct contact with two very talented individuals, Doug Faughnan and Stan Yellott. Their support for this organization went beyond their knowledge about Oracle and in that same spirit, Ron’s support has contributed improvements beyond his Oracle knowledge. This has been Ron’s way of paying tribute to both of those individuals, by supporting RMOUG in improving membership benefits beyond his Oracle knowledge!
|Bobby Curtis, Director of Social Media
|Art Marshall, Director of Information Services/Web Master - I have worked in the IT industry since 1980, having used various database systems from then on, including my first exposure to Oracle in 1991. My Oracle responsibilities started with platform migration, then query and Forms development, and then those of a database administrator since 1997, in both production and development environments, including those of non-clustered, Data Guard, and RAC. Versions that I have been involved with include 6, through 11. With this long-term involvement in IT, I have a strong commitment to continually expand my knowledge of important Oracle database technologies, and to facilitate the usage and sharing of that knowledge with others.
|Kellyn Pot’Vin, Training Days Director, Kellyn Pot’Vin is an Oracle ACE Director and Sr. Technical Consultant for Enkitec, managing Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL. She specializes in environment optimization tuning and creating systems that are robust and enterprise level. Kellyn works almost exclusively on mult-TB size databases, including Exadata and databases with driven performance involving solid state disk solutions. Kellyn is deeply involved in the Oracle User Group Community, speaking at conferences around the world. She is the author of a number of technical books on both Oracle and SQL Server, blogs at http://dbakevlar.com and can be found on Twitter @DBAKevlar. She also heads up RMOUG and ODTUG’s WIT, (Women in Technology) groups, mentoring fellow women in technical fields.
|Dan Hotka, Director of Education, Dan Hotka is a Training Specialist and an Oracle ACE Director who has over 35 years in the computer industry, over 29 years of experience with Oracle products. His experience with the Oracle RDBMS dates back to the Oracle V4.0 days. Dan enjoys sharing his knowledge of the Oracle RDBMS. Dan is well-published with 12 Oracle books and well over 200 printed articles. He is frequently published in Oracle trade journals, regularly blogs, and speaks at Oracle conferences and user groups around the world.
|Chris Ostrowski, Director of Vendor Relations
|Vince Giasolli, Director of Special Interest Groups/Meetup
|Bob Mason, Director of Scholarship
|Sruthi Kumar Annamnidu, Member At Large, began working in IT in Bangalore, India, after completing undergraduate Computer Science degree from Nagarjuna University in Andhra Pradesh in 2001. Since 2007, he has been working in IT in Denver. Currently, while working fulltime, he is pursuing a Masters in Database Administration at the University of Denver.
|Peggy King, Past President, has been managing Partner of King Training Resources since 1992. Her previous background includes securities, banking, and paralegal. Peggy has volunteered in several roles. They include: Training Days Director for 2004 and 2005; RMOUG Training Days; IOUG-A Live!; and, several years at other conferences serving on the Finance and Web committees for IOUG.
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|Kathy Robb, Board Member Emeritus, has been involved in Oracle technology since Oracle RDBMS 5, serving in a variety of capacities, including database support and administration, management, consulting and technical training. With over 20 years of Oracle-based experience, Kathy has worked with multiple Oracle technologies, particularly with Oracle Applications and Oracle Database, Kathy has a wide-ranging knowledge of technologies and support her customers in all areas of architecture, implementation and support.Kathy is a co-founder of Arisant, LLC a Colorado company and Oracle Partner. Email:BoardMemberEmeritus@rmoug.org|
|John Jeunnette, Board Member Emeritus Email:BoardMemberEmeritus@rmoug.org|
|Ann Horton, Oracle Liaison, works for Oracle Corporation in Denver. Ann is currently a Sr. Applications Engineer developing Oracle Fusion Procurement Applications using Oracle ADF, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), Oracle Essbase, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE). Previously Ann was a Senior Principal Consultant with Oracle’s Advanced Technology Services Fusion Middleware Group working with JDeveloper and ADF, Oracle Enterprise Manager, SOA, and Application Express.Ann has over 30 years of experience applying Oracle technologies to solve enterprise business problems for numerous organizations. For over 10 years, Ann provided Oracle consulting services through her Denver-based consulting firm. Concurrently Ann taught evening graduate level university courses in Java, object-oriented technology, and database technologies as an Affiliate Professor for Regis University.In the early 1990′s Ann worked for Oracle Corporation as Manager of U.S. CASE Education, and is internationally known for her data modeling, database design, and Oracle Designer expertise. She is co-author of the book Professional Oracle 8i Application Programming with Java, PL/SQL, and XML. Ann is a frequent presenter at RMOUG and ODTUG, and a former ODTUG Board Member.
|Heidi Kuhn, RMOUG Administrative Assistant, began working for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group in 1997. Her main duties include maintaining membership records, sending group emails, bookkeeping, and helping the Board of Directors as needed. She especially enjoys corresponding with the members and meeting with them during Training Days and Quarterly Educational Workshops.