Brian Desmond holds a singular distinction by being the only MVP that I know of who earned his MVP recognition while he was still in high school.
Brian has spoken at many conferences, among them the Directory Experts Conference, The Experts Conference, and Tech-Ed (now MS Ignite). He has also written two books. the fourth and fifth editions of a book on Active Directory. These, extremely detailed books have helped many an administrator learn how to run AD and save their jobs. However, despite his success as a speaker and an author, his main passion – and contribution – continues to be answering questions on the forums.