Sue Kingston retired in 2019 from Stanford University, where she was Assistant Dean and Executive Director of Faculty Compensation at Stanford’s School of Medicine. Before joining Stanford in 2007, Ms. Kingston was the west coast Partner-in-Charge of KPMG’s International Executive Tax Services practice, which provided international tax services to 8,000 international assignees of west coast companies. She currently serves on the Board of the Stanford Federal Credit Union.
Sue first encountered Koi in Japan, where she lived from 1982 to 1986 while working on a Master’s in International Business at Sophia University in Tokyo. She’s had a fascination with Koi ponds ever since, but was unable to persuade her husband to install one in the atrium of their home in California. When she retired to Gig Harbor, the first house she looked at had a Koi pond with a 35-foot water stream in the back yard. (Her husband was more persuaded by the four-car garage.) Sold, she made an offer on the spot. She’s since discovered she really has a “water garden” which will need significant rebuilding in the next few years to be a true Koi pond. As a result, she found K.O.I and is pursuing certification as a Certified Koi Keeper, and plans to enjoy the delights that successful Koi keeping brings.