Jim Cissell

Profile Updated: September 2, 2019
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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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Feb 14, 2022 at 3:12 PM

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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Posted on: Oct 31, 2021 at 12:31 PM

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!
Jim

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Happy Birthday, Paul Kaiser! And Trick or Treat while we're at it.
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May 04, 2021 at 3:53 PM

I'm glad you're through with the pain, Joe. Thanks for sitting with us at the 50th Reunion. If the old gang all ends up in the same place, and I pray we do, look us up for a game of hearts--and laughing so hard we make milk come out of Ross Okawa's nose.

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Hey, aren't you the Zentangle girl?!

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Happy Birthday, Polly Kaiser Heinselman! On your special day, it's time for us to thank you for all that you do for everyone else--taking care of your mom, putting up with your twin brother, maintaining our Mt Rainier database, even reaching out to classmates who are going through tough times. Thanks for checking in on my surgery. You're an angel.

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Happy Birthday, Paul Kaiser! Hope you're off in your RV at some beautiful scenic overlook, or attending a NASCR race, or playing with your grandson, or pretty much anything but voting.

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Oct 09, 2020 at 2:33 PM

That's the Polly we know and love. A smile that lights up the entire state of Arizona. And Washington when she comes home for a visit.

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Thanks for updating your Rainier profile, Anita! How are you guys handing the coronavirus?

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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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Aug 07, 2019 at 2:33 PM

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

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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.