Karen Pattist

BOD Member (and Founding Member!) of Koi Organisation International 2009-Present

President, Pioneer Valley Water Garden & Koi Club – Nov 2009 to Nov 2012

Marketing Manager for the MAKC, Virginia based, July, 2003 – January 1, 2005 (volunteer)

 

Writing Experience

- Books Edited:

- English editor for the book “Kokugyo” by Mr. Kodama, published in 2002

- English editor for Mr. Kodama’s second book, “Kokugyo 2”, published May 2004

- English editor for Mr. Kodama’s third book – COMING 2017!

 

- Articles Written or Edited:

- Koi USA (starting July-Aug 08 to May/June 09) – Born In The USA Series 2

- Koi USA (starting Nov/Dec 05 to May/June 08) – “American Koi Breeder Profiles”

- Monthly in MAKC Magazine (March 07 to Apr 08) – “Artists Corner”

- Monthly in MAKC Magazine (04-06) – “Meet Your Sponsors”

- Nov/Dec 2004 MAKC Magazine – “Recap of the MAKC 14th Annual Show”

- August 2002 MAKC Magazine – “Father’s Day Young Koi Show”

- March 2003 MAKC Magazine – ‘Koi Herpes Virus Outbreaks’

- March 2003 MAKC Magazine – ‘A Good Quarantine System, Part 1’

- April 2003 MAKC Magazine – ‘A Good Quarantine System, Part 2’

- August 2003 MAKC Magazine – “Koi Health Clinic”

 

Koi Shows and Labs

- Lab for K.O.I., and Speaker at PNKCA Convention (June 19-21, 2015)

- Koi Show Chair of Pioneer Valley Koi Club Show (June 26 & 27, 2010)

- Koi Show Chair of Pioneer Valley Koi Club Show (June 14 & 15, 2008)

- Organized and Taught 2 hour Koi Health Lab at 2008 MA Koi Show, June 14&15

- Koi Show Chair of Pioneer Valley Koi Club Show (June 20 & 21, 2006)

- Organized 8-hour Koi Health Lab for Koi Professionals, Springfield, MA, February, 2006

- Co-Chairperson of Pioneer Valley Koi Club Show, Koi Show Chair (August 6 & 7, 2005)

- Show Chairperson of MAKC 16th Annual Koi Show (October 9 & 10, 2004)

- Show Chairperson of MAKC North and Central Chapters Young Koi Show (June 16, 2002)

- Won Grand Champion and Baby Grand Champion – MAKC 14th Annual Koi Show 2002

- Benched over a dozen Koi shows

- Judges Recorder for total of 15 shows

- Organized more than a dozen major wet labs/seminars

- Worked at over 30 Koi Shows

- Taught and ran Water Quality at over a dozen Koi shows, currently Instructor for Koi Show Water Quality Specialist Certification

 

Ponds:

- Built first goldfish pond 30 years ago

- Built my first Koi pond 25 years ago

- Finished the ‘Ultimate’ Koi pond – 55,000 gallons, 2003

 

Graduate of First Koi Health Advisor Class 2002, Responsible for KHA Continuing Education 2005-2009

First Certified Master Koi Health Advisor June 2006, First Certified Phish Geek Koi Health Advisor October 2008

 

Visited Niigata, Japan

- March 3-14, 2005, Host was Mr. Kodama

- February 11-19, 2003.  Host was Masahara Hoshino of Koda Koi Farm.

 


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