Jim Cissell

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Residing In: Seattle, WA USA
Military Service: Air Force  
Spouse/Partner: Linda Johnson
Children: Jamie - born 1984 - Captain, North Highline District Fire Department.
Occupation: Announcer, actor, recording studio owner--semi-retired
Homepage: www.voiceguy.com
School Story:

1964-65 -- Whitman College.
1965-69 -- US Air Force -- photojournalist Texas, broadcaster Thailand.
1969-74 -- Radio Deejay -- Seattle, Memphis, Oregon, California.
1975-82 -- Ad agency producer, radio station sales--Detroit.
1982-84 -- Tampa -- finished BA at USF, adopted Jamie.
1984-89 -- UW Law School -- JD degree, passed bar, never practiced.
1986 to present -- Free lance voice and on-camera talent Seattle.

Favorite memory: Our 17-and-under Des Moines Fieldhouse basketball team playing the McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary inmate team. I remember getting in a jump ball with this American Indian who was about 6'4" and weighed around 300 pounds and the inmates were yelling, "Go, peanut, go!" Can't remember if I won the toss, but I do remember that thanks to a fast break at the buzzer by Dale Falk we beat them by one point--their only loss in the last 10 years.

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The secret to happiness? Lowered expectations. Better yet, no expectations.

What are the moments or achievements you are proudest of--both in high school and afterwards?

My son, Jamie M Cissell, his wife Kaitlin Cissell, and their daughter Aubrey Mia Cissell born 9/29/18.
Talking Linda Kaye Johnson into marrying me.
Finishing law school.
Our law school football team, Condon Dictum, going undefeated for 3 years in the UW IMA Cascade League, and playing for the championship in Husky Stadium the 3rd year.
Running a successful business www.voiceguy.com for 33 years.
Contributing to various charities.
Occasionally making people laugh--though more often making them groan.
Having the best friends in the world.

What were some of your most embarrassing moments--both in high school and afterwards?

Asking only one girl one a date during our high school years, then finding out later she didn't even remember the date. I've tried to make up for it since.

From the Classmate Profiles page, which classmates would you most like to see at our next Reunion?

Jim Beymer
Gary Buicy
Jim Mazick
Theodore Wiems

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Sep 02, 2019 at 9:44 AM

Our 60th Reunion will be back at the DoubleTree in Southcenter, August 3 & 4, 2024. Mark your calendars now! We'll also likely have annual no-host reunions starting 2020 at the DoubleTree, Anthony's in Des Moines, or Azteca in Burien. If I have your current email, you should have received a Recap of the 55th Reunion on September 1st, soliciting your input for future reunions. If you didn't, please email jim@voiceguy.com and I'll send it.

Our next Committee Meeting is February 3, 2020 at 5:30 PM at the DoubleTree. You are ALL invited to attend!

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Jerry, did you have a chance to read some of your original poetry to Flavia before the bra incident?

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Our Homecoming Queen, if I recall. Sad.

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Thanks for registering on our website. We hope you can make the reunion, Ron.
Signed: The Committee: Tom DeZutter, Leslie Harris, Vicki Langbehn, Polly Kaiser, Paul Kaiser, Diane Ridge, Pat Smith, Karl Myhre, Sherilyn Carroll, Linda Cox, Donna Morgan, Craig & Shannon Martinson, Jayne Salvatore, Doug Sanford, Marcy Dryer, Phyllis Skau, Toni Alquist, Sue Kinney, Janis Bowen, George Breeden, Susan Bohn, and Jim Cissell.

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Happy Birthday, Admiral! How's Barbara's knee replacement rehab going? Looking forward to seeing you guys in August!

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Posted on: Mar 27, 2019 at 12:45 PM

Please give Polly a big "thank you" for all the work she does keeping our website and classmate database current!

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Thanks for updating your info, Don. That helps a lot. Funny, a couple of classmates mentioned your name at the reunion on Saturday. Hope you can make our 55th August 2-3, 2019.

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Linda and I in Santorini Greece 2011.
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My son Jamie and his (now) wife Kaitlin Roberts at Jamie's 30th birthday 2014.
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Our house in West Seattle.
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Our house and guest cottage from the beach.
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Our guest house and dinghy pummeled by the storm 2010.
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Senior class picture.
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A curandero or shaman we worked with during our shoot of the TV series "The XPlorers" shot in Peru 2006-7.
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My Shetland pony Scamper at my grandparents Indiana farm when I was 10.
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Linda and I enjoying Happy Hour at our next door neighbors 2013.