Brian Culp[1] (born July 5, 1970 in Overland Park, Kansas) is a former baseball player, technology author, and CEO of LANscape.

Baseball career

After graduating from Shawnee Mission South High School in Overland Park, Kansas, Culp attended Kansas State University on a baseball scholarship. While playing baseball at KSU from 1990-1993, Culp performed well both on the field[2][3] and in the classroom[4]. He ended his baseball career hitting .390 in his last 22 games, with five doubles, seven home runs, 30 RBIs, 22 runs scored and five stolen bases.[5] In 1993, Culp was drafted in the 42nd round by the Colorado Rockies[6].

Culp entered the minor leagues[7][8][9][10], but was plagued by injuries. Culp retired from professional baseball in 1996.

Technology career

Culp began his IT career at IBM in Seattle, Washington. After leaving IBM, he became president and CEO of LANscape, Inc., a training and networking services firm in his hometown of Overland Park, Kansas.

Inevitably, Culp began working for Microsoft. As a member of the Microsoft Across America[11] team, Culp toured the U.S. giving presentations for Microsoft on Windows XP, Vista, Small Business Server, and Office 2007.

Culp is author or coauthor of numerous books, including: Windows Vista Administration: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly, 2007)[12], MCTS Windows Vista Client Configuration Passport (McGraw Hill, 2007), Windows XP Power Tools (Sybex, 2002), Outlook 2003 Bible (Wiley, 2004), Spring Into Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (Prentice Hall, 2005), and multiple MCSE study guides (McGraw Hill). He has also authored several tutorials for the Virtual Training Company (VTC).

Recent projects

Culp maintains his primary residence in Overland Park, Kansas, and is currently authoring Practical Windows Server 2008: Hundreds of Practical Tips and Tweaks for Everyday Windows Server Administration (Practical)[13], due December 29, 2008, MCITP Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator All-in-One Exam Guide (Exams 70-640, 70-642, 70-643, 70-647, 70-620, 70-624)[14], due July 4, 2009, a VTC video tutorial title on Apple Inc. Final Cut Pro[15] and a soon to be released VTC tutorial for Apple Inc.'s Motion[16]. His most recent projects include an ongoing column on digital filmmaking[17].


  1. O'Reilly Publishing, "Biography of Brian Culp"
  2. Kansas State University, "Individual Hitting Records," "[1]"
  3. Kansas State University, "Honorable Mention - All Conference Honors," "[2]"
  4. "National Academic Honors", "[3]"
  5. Kansas State University Year Book, "[4]"
  6. 1993 Major League Baseball Draft
  7. Asheville Tourists, "[5]"
  8. Central Valley Rockies,"[6]"
  9. New Haven Ravens, "[7]"
  10. Salem Avalanche, "[8][9]"
  11. [10]
  12. O'Reilly Publishers,
  13. Practical Windows Server 2008, "[11]"
  14. MCITP Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator All-in-One Exam Guide, "[12]"
  15. Video Tutorial - Apple Final Cut Pro, "[13]"
  16. Video Tutorial Development - Apple Motion 3, "[14]"
  17. Web Video Universe, "[15]"

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