Training Passports

Mindsharp instructors have deep experience deploying Microsoft workloads.

For training to be effective the trainers need to be able to understand the goals of the business and have the confident and knowledge to be able to relate learning to real world experiences and best practices. Trainers need to be able to adapt to the needs of the student and provide enthusiastic hands on training that enables the student to put into practise what they have learnt immediately.

Mindsharp prides itself on our team of trainers which include leading SharePoint, Office 365, Office and Cloud experts that speak at Global seminars and User Groups in topics from Technical and Architecture to User Adoption and Business Processes.

Our trainers not only deliver our education solutions, they are exposed to real-world environments and scenarios with years of experience in Microsoft applications, many of our trainers write and develop the content that we use throughout our course deliveries ensuring they have the ability to answer any questions and can tailor content as the need arises.

Brian Alderman
Brian AldermanMicrosoft MVP,MCT, MCSE for SharePoint & MCSA for Office 365
Brian Alderman is a Microsoft MVP. He has Microsoft certifications since 1995 which currrently include; MCT, MCSE for SharePoint, MCSA for Office 365, MCITP for SQL Server(R), MCSA and MCSE for Windows Server(R), and also his PMP certification. As a Senior Technical Instructor and Consultant he has 30 years of experience in networking, SQL Server databases, SharePoint technologies, and project management. Brian's publications include Windows 2000 Professional, SQL Server 2000 Administration, SharePoint 2010 Administrator's Companion and Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Administration Inside Out. He is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday's, SPLive, DevIntersection, SharePoint Fest, Microsoft Ignite and several international SharePoint conferences including London, Milan, and Madrid. Brian has a BS and MS in Computer Information Systems where he graduated summa cum laude from Regis University of Colorado Springs and now lives in Scottsdale, AZ where he enjoys playing golf year round and traveling around the world.
Tami Bolton
Tami BoltonEnd User Instructor
Tami Bolton is an end user instructor for Mindsharp. Her energy and enthusiasm keeps her classes exciting and full of information. Tami enjoys delving into SharePoint Products and Technologies to continually expand her arsenal of tips and best practices. Tami is passionate about sharing her knowledge with students to help them become power end users.
Chris Casingena
Chris CasingenaOffice 365 Instructor

Chris is passionate about helping individuals and enterprises get more value from Office 365. Chris instructs Office business users and develops content for the classroom, on demand video and contextual support tools. He specializes in content for Office 365, SharePoint 2016, 2013 and Nintex. He is a co-author of "Step by Step" for Microsoft SharePoint 2013.

Chris' knowledge includes SAP, Java products and has qualifications in both desktop and networking. Chris lives in Leicester, United Kingdom, and has an enthusiastic and entertaining approach to training.

Matthew McDermott
Matthew McDermott
Matthew has specialized in Microsoft administration since 2002 and has more than 15-years of SharePoint and Office 365 (O365) training experience. His professional credentials include the coveted Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) for Productivity and SharePoint. Additionally, he earned the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) for Office 365. Mathew’s speaks extensively at technology conferences and offers great IT Pro advice on his blog at AbleBlue. Mathew lives in Austin, Texas, where he is an accomplished cook and bartender. In his spare time Matt spends as much time with his wife as his dog will allow.
Jay Simcox
Jay SimcoxMCSE, MCTS

Jay is quickly becoming a well-known speaker and educator and has presented SharePoint sessions to local user groups, SharePoint Saturday events and conferences, including sessions at the SharePoint Best Practices Conference 2010. Jay received two degrees from Virginia College in Huntsville; an Associates in Applied Sciences – Network Engineering and a Bachelors in Management Information Systems. He also holds multiple certifications from Microsoft including an MCSE with a specialization in Security and MCTS in WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007.

Steve Smith
Steve SmithSharePoint MVP

Steve is well traveled spending most of last 25 years traveling the world for the companies he owns and worked with including achieving his first qualification with Microsoft technologies on NT 4 and IIS 3 in New Delhi India in 1998 whilst based there for 3 years working for an Engineering company. Steve has specialized with Microsoft’s Infrastructure systems since 1996 and been involved in many Microsoft Beta programs which started with Windows 2000, Exchange 2000 and SharePoint 2001.

The last 10 years however has seen a majority of his time with SharePoint and developing and training SharePoint courses and involved in every SharePoint Beta program to date. Much of his time today is spent working on building product and education solutions for companies wanting to make the most out of today’s collaboration products including the new Support+ Application for on demand training and support within Office 365 and On-Prem / Azure cloud hosted applications.

Eric Shupps
Eric ShuppsSharePoint MVP & Instructor

Eric Shupps is the founder and President of BinaryWave, a leading provider of enterprise software solutions for SharePoint. Eric has worked with SharePoint Products and Technologies since 2001 as a consultant, administrator, architect, developer and trainer. He is an advisory committee member of the Dallas/Ft. Worth SharePoint Community group and participating member of user groups throughout the United Kingdom.

Eric has authored numerous articles on SharePoint, speaks at user group meetings and conferences around the world, and publishes a popular SharePoint blog at

Christina Wheeler
Christina WheelerMicrosoft MVP, SharePoint Trainer and Consultant
Christina Wheeler Microsoft MVP who is a highly respected SharePoint consultant who is committed to sharing her knowledge. Christina has 10-years of training experience in SharePoint and Office 365 development, administration and branding. As a part-time Trainer for Mindsharp, Christina has a passion for enabling people to build better business solutions.

Training and implementing effective IT solutions are two different things. Christina has built solutions in hundreds of SharePoint farms and Office 365 tenants. Her consulting experience includes graphic design, Web development, and custom development who also specializes in Web Content Management and Business Intelligence platforms including Power BI. Christina brings her real-world experience to the classroom so that she can answer your questions.

Christina is a regular speaker at industry conferences in the United States and Europe. Her publications include contributions as the technical editor of "SharePoint 2007 Developer’s Guide to Business Data Catalog," co-author of the "SharePoint 2010 Field Guide," and co-author of “SharePoint 2013 Inside Out.” Follow her blog at