Steve Zimmerman is relatively new to the koi hobby but has quickly descended into total addiction. His first pond was a 700-gallon water feature in Utah to which he added Petsmart koi in the fall of 2016. Five years and numerous upgrades later, Steve now resides in North Carolina with a much larger pond and (presumably) somewhat nicer fish. He is an administrator for the Koi Keepers of North America group on Facebook and received Certified Koi Keeper credentials in early 2018. That same year, he attended his first koi show ever in San Diego and was honored to have been invited back to San Diego in 2020 for his first judging assignment.