Name: Burt Ballou
Address: 9521 Andover Cir, Fountain Valley , Calif. 92708
Phone (714) 839-1836; fax (714) 839-5016
Profession: Insurance, claims
Size of Pond: 3 ponds- 780 gallons, 3800 gallons, 22250 gallons
Year Certified as Judge: Certified 1997
Years in Hobby:35 years
Affiliated Club and how many years: ZNA Orange county 16 years; SoCal 16 years
Positions held in club: President, Vice President, show chairman, AKCA rep.
Other koi related Activitie : AKCA chairman 3 times, KOI USA Features Editor 11 years, author of numerous articles in KOI USA on various subjects, author of several articles in AKCA. Practical Koi Keeping books, Speaker at numerous AKCA annual seminars, Creator of the AKCA Judging program, Creator of the AKCA pond construction guide, AKCA filter guide, AKCA health guide, AKCA nutrition guide, attended the 1991 All Japan koi show and the ZNA judging seminar there, have been to Japan two other times on buying trips to Niigata and Isawa, have been a speaker at many different koi clubs on all koi subjects related to judging, health, nutrition, pond and filter construction, AKCA. Koi Person of the Year administrator for 12 years , KHA instructor of the Pond Construction section, member of the KHA curriculum Review Committee, have attended every AKCA seminar since its inception at the LA Arboretum, AKCA Risk Manager since 1992,have been AKCA rep for at least one of my clubs for 15 continuous years and have been on the AKCA board for this time, I negotiate all the hotel contracts for the AKCA seminars, and have been the AKCA seminar chairman more than 8 times, and the host club AKCA seminar chairman for the AKCA seminars in Long Beach and Costa Mesa, AKCA Website coordinator, have participated in all the AKCA judging seminars except one, have assisted Rob Hildreth D.V.M. on major ovarian surgeries on koi. Have been a member of the AKCA By-Laws committee each time they have been revised since 1992.
Accomplishments: Have only won one Grand Champion award, have won all other awards from Best mature, Reserve G.C, Best in size, Best young, Best baby, and countless first, seconds, Best in class etc. Have been AKCA Koi Person of the Year twice for ZNAOC, and twice for So Cal, have built koi ponds for two Middle schools as projects for my koi clubs, and received a special recognition award from the Los Angeles Unified School District for the pond built for a Gardena Middle School.