Jim Cissell

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Jim Cissell

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Jim Cissell

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Residing In: Seattle, WA USA
Military Service: Air Force  
Spouse/Partner: Linda Johnson
Children: Jamie - born 1984 - Captain, Burien 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.

Comments:

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, daughter Aubrey Cissell born 9/29/18, and son Caleb Marcus 2/15/21.
Talking Linda Kaye Johnson into marrying me.
Finishing law school. Our football team, Condon Dictum, was undefeated for 3 years in the UW IMA and played for the championship in Husky Stadium the final season.
Running a successful business www.voiceguy.com for 37 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 on 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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Happy birthday, Commander! Try to keep yourself ship-shape. See you and Barbara at the
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Thomas, I left you a voice mail. Please call me 206-661-7880. You got the wrong $ amounts when you registered for our 60th Reunion.

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Love the story about the underground paper, Gordo. That is so Paul.

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Happy Birthday, Fleet Admiral. What's the mission today?

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Happy Birthday, Paul. Try to stay out of trouble for at least one day. And don't forget, it's your sister's birthday.

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Happy Birthday, Polly. Thanks for all you do for our class and all your great Zentangles.

Oct 25, 2022 at 10:15 AM

Donna, would you please re-post your comment in response to Polly's notice on Paul's cancer diagnosis. I inadvertently deleted it. Sorry. Jim

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Looking good, Polly! Hubba hubba!

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Gotta watch out for those Kent taverns, Jim.

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Jim, that could have been Greg. I know he passed of a heart attack in 2000.

Jim

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Happy Birthday, Polly! Careful of those coyotes being Trick or Treaters in disguise. And thanks again for all you do for our Mt Rainier class!
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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.