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 The Rampant TechPress Management Team


Janet Burleson

Janet Burleson
President, Rampant Techpress

  Janet Burleson has over two decades of IT corporate management experience. A lifelong horse trainer, she is internationally recognized as one of the world's pioneering horse trainers. 

Janet donates her "spare time" to train
Guide Horses for the Blind.

Janet is responsible for all internal operations including contracts, budgeting, fiscal issues and strategic planning.


John Lavender

  John Lavender has over twenty years of management experience, serves as a Financial manager, and is the coauthor of  Using Oracle system triggers to audit user activity - in Oracle Internals (November, 2002).

An ASE Master Automobile Technician and car enthusiast, John enjoys working with custom cars and spending time as a local sports coach.


John is responsible for managing Receivables, Payables, and Collections.

John also manages the on-line Customer Support for Rampant TechPress.

John Garmany
Associate Editor

  John Garmany is a graduate of West Point, an Airborne Ranger and a retired Lt. Colonel with 20+ years of IT experience. John is an OCP Certified Oracle DBA with a Master's Degree in Information Systems, a Graduate Certificate in Software Engineering, and a BS degree (Electrical Engineering) from West Point.   

John is responsible for managing subject content and ensures that all books are comprehensive, timely and complete. 

John assists the Series Editor on content issues to identify missing technology issues and inter-book planned redundancy.

Don Burleson
Series Editor

  Don Burleson is one of the world’s top Oracle Database experts with more than 20 years of full-time DBA experience.  He specializes in creating database architectures for very large online databases and he has worked with some of the world’s most powerful and complex systems.    

Don is responsible for strategic content planning, author acquisition and assessment, and internal quality control.

Don is also responsible for predicting new IT trends and hot technologies. 

Harry Conway
Technical Coordinator

  Harry Conway is an experienced Oracle DBA and Database manager with more than 25 years of full-time Information Technology experience.  Expert in both Oracle and IDMS, Harry is a seasoned DBA and Database manager with that rare combination of exceptional technical and management skills.  

Harry Conway is responsible for the coordination of Oracle technical resources.  This includes locating and coordinating the efforts of consultants, technical reviewers and prospective authors.


Robin Rademacher
Manager of Operations


  Robin Rademacher is a retired Nuclear Engineer, having served the NC Radiation Protection Section for 20+ years as an engineer and manager of various regulatory programs, including radioactive materials and mammography.  She was an active member of the State Emergency Response Team and participated regularly in drills and exercises with the nuclear power plants and the 42nd Civil Support Team.

An avid animal lover, Robin is an accomplished equestrian and also enjoys competitive dog shows, breeding her own champion Rottweilers.

  Robin coordinates the delivery of all book content, guiding all chapters through technical edit, copyedit, and book formatting.  Robin also manages the final printing tasks, ensuring high quality (cover graphics, index and TOC), and managing initial warehouse shipments.

   The Rampant TechPress Staff


Valerre Q Aquitaine


Valerre Q Aquitaine has been involved in printing her entire life, having been born into an offset printing family / business started by her grandfather. 

After graduating from Meredith College with a B.A. in Psychology, she moved from printing to graphic design to owning and training large exotic cats, then back to printing.  She also wrote a photographic book of her cats, “Tigers Can’t Tap Dance, But They Know How To Tango”.

  Valerre is responsible for copy editing and formatting books for Rampant TechPress.





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