Professional background: Registered Nurse 1971 to present.
25+ years in Intensive Care and Open Heart Recovery.
Nurse manager for 20+ years
Emphasis on cardiovascular and immune systems
Designed focused research studies with goal of quality improvement
10+ years in Administration
Focus on institutional and unit level long term goals.
Active member of both medical and nursing ethics committees
Koi background: Went to a Koi show in 1994 and saw a pretty fish with no scales.
Dug a 900 gallon hole in 1995, through in a liner and some Koi
Dug a 1000 gallon hole, through in a liner, a water way, good pump, an upflow filter and a small pressure filter. Koi did well.
In 2007, heavy equipment to excavate the hole. Now, a 7200 gallon system with 16 Koi and good filtration and circulation.
Successfully completed KHA class in 2002; earned Advanced KHA.
Have written for KoiUSA, several columns for club newsletters and websites, and have given presentations on Koi health.
Have belonged to 3 Koi clubs. Past secretary for Pacific Wonderland Koi Club. Current membership in Oregon Koi and Watergarden Society.
Joined Koi Organisation International steering committee in 2009
Hobbies and interests: Reading, RVing, any kind of sport fishing, gardening, distance travel, talking with friends, and pets. Currently a volunteer at the Humane Society of Redmond (very rewarding).