Maris is an exceptional trouble shooter and enjoys learning why things behave the way they do. His determination coupled with his refusal to simply guess are what make him great at solving problems. Recently awarded the Oracle ACE designation, Maris is a blogger and frequent speaker at many Oracle related conferences like Collaborate, UKOUG, and LVOUG where he is a board member. He is motivated by challenges and enjoys being pushed out of his comfort zone. When he isn’t working, Maris can be found spending time with his family and reading action-packed suspense thrillers.