Please allow me to introduce myself.
I'm Sandy Campbell from Folsom, Louisiana. I've been married to my best friend and soul mate for 43 years; we have 2 awesome sons; the sweetest Lab, Missy, who adopted us and a Tobiano Paint horse named Bug.
I've had Koi for 27 years and just lost one of my first Koi a couple of years ago at 25.5 years old. I love to show, not so much for winning, which is just icing on the cake, but for the friendships I've made through Koi.
I just finished building my 14th pond. Presently, I have an 11,000 gallon gunite pond, an 1800 gallon lily/goldfish pond and a 1200 gallon cinder block quarantine pond that I just finished. I also have a mud pond that is presently empty and needing repairs. There's always something you coulda/shoulda/woulda done differently and new filtration coming on the market so your last pond is never your last pond!
I have always designed and built all my ponds and filtration, with the exception of the Blue Eco RDF on my gunite pond,. I do all the work myself. Mainly because I'm OCD, a perfectionist and a workaholic, which probably isn't a good combination! I get such a sense of accomplishment when the first drop of water goes in.
I was certified as a Koi Health Adviser (KHA) in 2006 and completed the Certified Koi Keeper course through K.O.I. In early 2016.
I've written several articles for KoiUSA and was on staff as proof reader for several years. I also moderated the KHA board and was a mentor there. Presently, I'm an Administrator on a Koi board and on a Koi Facebook page. I am a member of the Deep South Koi and Pond Society and have been writing the newsletters for our club for many years.
Koi, building ponds and filtration are my passion in life. I love the challenge of choosing the perfect Koi and then keeping the water to grow them large and healthy. I never get bored because there is always something new to learn about these amazing creatures and how to care for them.