Robert Lockard is a professional DBA, designer, developer, and project manager working in the world of financial intelligence. In 1987, Robert's boss called him into his office and told him he is now the Oracle wizard and then handed him a stack of Oracle tapes and told him to load it on the VAX. Since then, Robert has worked exclusively as an Oracle Database Designer, Developer, and Database Administrator, and Project Manager. He enjoys flying vintage aircraft, racing sailboats, photography, and technical diving. He owns and flies the Spirit of Baltimore Hon, a restored 1948 Ryan Navion, and lives in Glen Burnie, Maryland, on Marley Creek.