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OraPub is all about teaching Oracle Database Administrators and Developers how to be the best Oracle Database performance analysts in the world. This philosophy flows through our classes, products, tools, presentations and services.

Our Team

Craig Shallahamer | President & Founder

Craig is a long time Oracle DBA (1989) who specializes in Oracle performance and started the website in 1995. Craig is also an Oracle ACE Director, performance researcher and blogger, consultant, author of two books (Oracle Performance Firefighting, Forecasting Oracle Performance), an enthusiastic conference speaker, and a passionate teacher to thousands of Oracle professionals. He is the founder and president of OraPub, creator of the performance analysis tool, Stori, and clearly pushes the teaching envelope with his online seminars! His blog, A Wider View, is where to find his most recent public performance research.

A full work history/resume of Craig can be found here.

Craig grew up in Arcadia, CA USA and is an Economics and Management Information Systems graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (where he met his lovely wife, Katrina). He enjoys riding his Honda VFR 800 Interceptor on the winding roads of Oregon. He can be contacted at, @cshallahamer, Linkedin and Xing.

Connect with Craig at @CShallahamer LinkedIn XING

Katrina Shallahamer | Marketing Director
Katrina Shallahamer has been a part of OraPub from the beginning being the financial, operations, and now marketing director. Katrina is the main liaison between OraPub and its students and enjoys meeting people and networking at the various conferences where she talks about OraPub's training and also sells Craig's two best selling books. Born and raised in San Diego, Katrina is a business and marketing graduate from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, but loves living in Oregon. She and husband, Craig, have enjoyed running OraPub together for the past 15 years and look forward to many more. She enjoys the travel aspects of the business having been to five continents and numerous countries. She has also enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom to their two girls, who are now in college and out on their own. In her spare time, Katrina volunteers for Elders In Action, a local non-profit, that helps the low income elderly stay independent. Katrina can be reached at

Our Partners

In addition to the company principals, OraPub partners with a larger number of Oracle User Groups and companies, such as Event Planning Solutions, Oracle University's Celebrity Seminars and Confio Software.

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