President and CEO
Cary Prague is an internationally best-selling author and lecturer
in the database industry. He owns Database Creations Consulting,
Database Creations Consulting specializes in developing applications
Access and SQL. His local and national clients include many
Fortune 500 software companies, manufacturers, defense contractors,
and insurance industry companies. His client list includes
Microsoft, Borland International, ABB, Smith & Wesson Firearms,
Pratt and Whitney Aircraft and other Fortune 500 companies.
Formerly, he has held numerous management positions in corporate
information systems, including owner of Database Creations LLC, Director of Managed Care Reporting
for MetraHealth, Director of Corporate Finance & Software
Productivity at Travelers Insurance where he was
responsible for software support and training for 35,000 end users.
He is one of the best selling authors in the computer database
management market having written over thirty five books which have
sold over one million copies on software including Microsoft Access,
Borland’s dBASE IV, Paradox, R:Base and Framework.
Cary’s books include the Microsoft Access Bible (recently number one
on the Ingram Bestselling Database Titles list and in the amazon.com
top 100), Access 97 Secrets, dBASE for Windows Handbook, dBASE IV
Programming (winner of the Computer Press Association’s Book of the
Year award for Best Software Specific Book), and Everyman’s Database
Primer Featuring dBASE IV. He recently completed several new Access
Cary is certified in Access as a Microsoft Certified Professional
and has passed the MOUS test in Access and Word. He is a frequent
speaker at seminars and conferences around the country. He is on the
exclusive 18 person Microsoft Access Insider Advisory Board and
makes frequent trips to Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA. He
has been voted the best speaker by the attendees of several national
conferences. Recently, he was a speaker for Microsoft sponsored
conferences in Hawaii, Phoenix, Chicago, Toronto, Palm Springs,
Boston and Orlando. He has also spoken at Borland’s Database
Conference, Digital Consulting’s Database World, Microsoft’s
Developer Days, Computerland’s Technomics Conference, COMDEX, and
Computer’s Innovate. He was a contributing editor to Access Advisor
magazine and continues to write for them.
Cary holds a master’s degree in computer science from Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute, and an M.B.A and Bachelor of Accounting from
the University of Connecticut. He is also a Certified Data
Jennifer Reardon is an independent consultant with over 15 years of
experience in providing custom applications for small businesses.
She is the owner of Advanced Software Concepts providing personal
computer database management applications to clients in both the
public and private sectors. She has worked for Database Creations
Jennifer has written several chapters for books on dBase and
Microsoft Access, including the Access 2003 Bible, Access 2002
Bible, Access 2000 Bible, Access 97 Bible and Access 97 Secrets
published by IDG Books. She was the lead author in the Weekend Crash
Course in Access 2003 Programming and Weekend Crash Course in Access
2000 Programming book.
She was the lead programmer of Yes! I Can Run My Business, a
full-featured business accounting software package including
double-entry general ledger, A/R, A/P, sales orders, invoicing,
purchase orders, and inventory management.
She was also a key developer for the User Interface Construction
Kit. This product won the Reader’s Choice award for the best user
interface tool for Microsoft Access.
Jennifer worked closely with Borland International testing dBase for
Windows as she developed the Business Forms Library sold as a
premium by Borland and distributed with upgrades.
She is the project manager for some of our most successful efforts
including the creation of a spare parts inventory system for Pratt
and Whitney aircraft for the F22 Fighter, the Emergency Management
System for the State of Connecticut, a Time and Billing system for
United Healthcare, a Cash Management system for ProHealth Physicians
Group, and many other projects.
Her corporate experience includes six years with The Travelers where
she was an Associate Software Engineer serving on numerous
mission-critical client/server software development projects using
Easel, C, SQL Server, and DB2.
Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of
Diana Reid is the lead developer on the accounting software products
developed and sold through Database Creations LLC. In addition, she
provides custom solutions for customers of the company's products,
as well as stand-alone solutions for specific business needs.
Ms. Reid also provides training and support for end users and writes
the sample files and user guides provided for custom and
off-the-shelf software developed by Database Creations.
Prior to joining the company in 1996, Ms. Reid was a senior systems
analyst with The Travelers Insurance Company. Her
positions within the company included the implementation and support
of company wide e-mail software, e-mail gateways, and networks.
She also was responsible for the development and support of a Lotus
Notes application for the insurance fraud division. She wrote
training manuals and taught software training classes for Travelers
She is a contributing editor for many books on Microsoft Access,
including the best-selling Microsoft Access Bible series authored by
Cary Prague and published by Wiley Publishing and the former IDG Books, and co-authored Weekend Crash
Course in Access 2000 and Weekend Crash Course in Access 2003
She is the recipient of the Best of Show award for Best Speaker at
the DevCon Connections conference in New Orleans in May 2000. This
is a Microsoft sponsored developer conference covering Microsoft
technologies including Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, SQL Server
and web applications. Ms Reid speaks on Microsoft FrontPage, Office
web extensions and HTML.
Ms. Reid received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from
Central Connecticut State University.