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Our staff includes nationally-recognized experts in FileMaker® development.

SavvyData Staff

Here's a short list of skills we possess:

  • Design and deploy custom FileMaker Pro and SQL databases
  • Create and implement data-driven websites, intranets, and partner extranets
  • Perform database conversions & file consolidations
  • Conduct workflow analyses for improved efficiency and effectiveness
  • Devise and effectuate project plans that are completed on-time and within budget

Our instructors are FileMaker Certified Developers and practicing consultants who bring valuable real-world experience and best practices to the classes they teach.

Both Lee Lukehart and Jim Medema have earned every FileMaker Developer Certification
and every FileMaker Authorized Trainer Certification that FileMaker Inc. has offered!
They are two of about 25 consultants in the world who have “earned them all.”

Lee Lukehart

SavvyData founder Lee Lukehart is a veteran FileMaker trainer and has earned every developer certification that FileMaker has offered (16/15/14/13/12/11/10/9/8/7). He authored the popular white paper on FileMaker Pro Charting and the TechNet webinar on advanced charting techniques.

An enthusiastic FileMaker advocate, Lee has presented sessions at Macworld Expo, Bootcamp for FileMaker, and four recent FileMaker Developer Conferences (DevCon). He has written articles for FileMaker Advisor, and served for a year as the "Advisor Answers" columnist. Lee has been using FileMaker to solve client problems for more than two decades, and he began creating and providing FileMaker instruction formally in 2004. His students appreciate his attentive manner and patience in the classroom, and they say his responsive training style makes learning new skills fast and fun.

Lee feels fortunate to collaborate with talented colleagues and serve clients in the varied roles of information architect, business analyst, interface designer, project manager, data visualist and trusted advisor.

As for charting, it is said that on a good day he can make a trend line with only 1 data point. ;-)

Jim Medema

Jim Medema has trained more than 1000 students in the art and science of relational database development using FileMaker products and related supporting applications. Jim has earned every developer certification and authorized trainer certification that FileMaker has offered (16/15/14/13/12/11/10/9/8/7).

Originally trained to be an educator, Jim guides an ongoing conversation in every class about best practices - the tasks, techniques and habits that set apart the exceptional from the average. In the same way that knowing how to use a hammer and saw won’t make you a master carpenter, knowing what a FileMaker feature does won’t make you a star developer. Jim's goal is to guide you to knowledgeable and then on to exceptional! Course content can be intense, but you will always laugh and eat well on Jim watch! Oh, and for what it’s worth, Jim’s B.A. was in English, so your chances of actually understanding the class without a geek translation device are extremely high!

James Ludwig

James Ludwig has a background in IT services and honed his FileMaker database skills by assuming DBA responsibilities in 2008 (circa FileMaker 9). His consulting approach is can-do energetic, and his ability to solve problems intuitively is becoming legendary.

You see, James is what we call "a natural" in the science/black art of database design. He is spooky smart, far beyond his years. And he still reads every FileMaker article and exercise and tip he can get his hands on.

Come to think of it, he reads everything he can get his hands on! When your computing world isn't running as smoothly as you would like, James is a great resource to have on your side.