I didn't set out to become a software engineer.   I'm one of several former physicists in Exchange that made the switch to computers, and I haven't looked back.  I joined Exchange in '97 and have worked on performance work for the last 6 years.  Formerly the lead of the performance analyst team, I have been involved in a variety of performance investigations, including cached mode and site consolidation.   I am currently developing a performance troubleshooter tool to automate the process of identifying performance problems.  One of my passions is investigating performance of production environments, and recommending improvements to the product.  I love making a great thing work even better!