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We Proudly Announce the SplunkTrust 2021 Members

Have you seen the fez? A person’s contributions to the Splunk community is what the SplunkTrust is all about. We’re not looking for people who know the most about Splunk; we already have training and certifications to reflect that knowledge. Rather, being selected for the SplunkTrust is all about the community; how are you helping your peers find success with Splunk? If you would like to become a member of the SplunkTrust then stay involved with the community and check the SplunkTrust information page in Spring 2021 for nomination / application instructions.

Each year at our .conf event, we induct a new cohort of SplunkTrust members. Many re-apply to be selected from the previous year, and we always have new members that have made significant contributions to the Splunk community. Members of the SplunkTrust receive the coveted fez, a free pass to the following year’s .conf event, Splunk EDU credits, and an invitation to the SplunkTrust Summit conference.

This is the sixth year of the SplunkTrust program, and we have grown our membership with the induction of 74 people at .conf20, an increase from 66 inducted at .conf19. We are excited to announce the following 15 new members to the SplunkTrust*:

  • Sid Chakraborty
  • Giuseppe Cusello
  • Mhike Funderburk
  • Jonathan Margulies
  • Caroline McGee
  • Kyle Prins
  • Greg Rivas
  • Brett Roberts
  • Shawn Routhier
  • Diogo Silva
  • Ismo Soutamo
  • Daniel Spavin
  • Juha Tamminen
  • Dominique Vocat
     

In addition to the 15 new members, we have 59 returning members to the SplunkTrust*.  Returning members have continued to contribute to the Splunk community, and consistently reflect the core values of the SplunkTrust program — helpful, technical, knowledgeable, and available:

  • Ryan Adler
  • Gareth Anderson
  • George Barrett
  • Michael Bentley
  • John Billings
  • Steven Bochniewicz
  • Mika Borner
  • Doug Brown
  • Becky Burwell
  • Shawn Cannon
  • Mary Cordova
  • Aleem Cummins
  • Josh Diakun
  • Ari Donio
  • Rich Galloway
  • Brandon Ganem
  • Lakshmanan Ganesan
  • Javier Garcia Nieva
  • Jennifer Gruener
  • Björn Hansen
  • Dustin Hoffmann
  • Oliver Hoppe
  • Mayur Jadhav
  • Dal Jeanis
  • Nancy Kafer
  • Steve Koelpin
  • Greg Kollias
  • Tom Kopchak
  • Matthias Kowalewski
  • Alex Lu
  • Rich Mahlerwein
  • Guilhem Marchand
  • Harshil Marvania
  • Harry McLaren
  • Nick Mealy
  • Madison Moss
  • Martin Müller
  • Renjith Nair
  • Christopher Owen
  • Cary Petterborg
  • Nate Plamondon
  • Ryan Plas
  • Tony Reinke
  • David Shpritz
  • Michael Simko
  • Kyle Smith
  • George Starcher
  • David Twersky
  • Matt Uebel
  • Michael Uschmann
  • Kamlesh Vaghela
  • Duane Waddle
  • Thomas West
  • Colby Williams
  • Tom Wise
  • Nadine Wondem
  • Yutaka Yamada
  • Chris Younger
     

Additionally, we ask existing SplunkTrust members to nominate Splunk employees they feel support the community with a similar passion and commitment as they do. This year members decided to re-induct all previous Honorary SplunkTrust for “completeness and fezziness.” Although two people selected for Honorary SplunkTrust this year are not Splunk employees, they have made significant, historical impacts to the nature of the program. Honorary SplunkTrust members will receive a gray fez for their contributions to the Splunk community. The following are the Honorary SplunkTrust members chosen for .conf20:

  • Camille Balli
  • Gregg Daly
  • Christopher Gales
  • Maarten Hoogcarspel
  • David Hourani
  • Charlie Huggard
  • Micah Kemp
  • Kate Lawrence-Gupta
  • Jamie Malcak
  • Clara Merriman
  • Nadine Miller
  • Matthew Modestino
  • Sarah Moir
  • Mason Morales
  • Niket Nilay
  • Ryan O'Connor
  • Brian Osburn
  • Patrick Pablo
  • David Paper
  • Rachel Perkins
  • Dawn Taylor
  • Russell Uman
     

* Some members asked to not be listed publicly.

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Jason grew up in a world far, far away from Marketing called, “The Land of IT.”  This world was filled with horrors and dangers around every corner.  One day Jason discovered the Splunk, and using curl pulled forth the software package as a chorus of cherubs sang from the heavens.  After years as a Splunk Architect, Jason sought out the source of the Splunk.  After an arduous quest, Jason joined the Marketing clan of the Splunk and now works with the Splunk community.  Jason now follows the SplunkTrust around with coconut halves making clip-clop sounds.

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