Name: JIM, aka "jim_cheskawich"


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Bio: I retired as HR Director for MSHA-DOL with the Federal Government in 2002 after nearly 26 years in DC. I am from a small town south of Pittsburgh, PA and attended Penn State where I received my BS and MBA. I have served as president for the Samoyed Club of America (SCA) and also the Willamette Valley Samoyed Fanciers (WVSF) in addition to serving as treasurer for SCARF, SCA, and WVSF. I wrote constantly while working for the U.S. Government (directives, job descriptions, evaluation statements, vacancy announcements, grievance responses, resumes, merit promotion plans, training plans, etc.) and made it fit or made it work. Like another popular author who once wrote ad copy in private industry, you begin to develop your own style after a while and become a creative writer within a predetermined space. I am the current Sr. Vice Commander for VFW Post 1927 in Woodland, WA and a volunteer La Center H.S Assistant Football Coach. I enjoy my dog boarding kennel, my writing, and live with Cami the Samoyed. Mister Best in Show (Riley) of the Utah SCA National BISS retired on top like Jim Brown and Sandy Koufax. I do enjoy stewarding at dog shows and of course my sub teaching assignments where I practiced the Rex and sometimes Vietnam stories on a captive audience. My new book which just won 2 Global eBook Gold Medals is about my service time in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. It is a healing memoir and well received by high schoolers to Vietnam vets.

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