Jeffery Fraser - Investor, Student, Musician, and Writer
Jeffery Scott Fraser, retired CEO of NIC, Inc, draws on a diverse professional history that includes service with Webber Real Estate, AT&T, Foot Locker, and Promation. Now actively involved in the support of high-potential emerging companies, he recently invested in Job Pose, a new company that matches employers with qualified candidates. Jeffery Scott Fraser also has a number of holdings in the community of Valdez, Alaska, where he focuses on the reopening of the historic Tsaina Lodge. Further, he is currently seeking to advance his professional knowledge as a doctoral student in business and technology at Capella University.
Busting Myths about Field Dogs
Jeffery Scott Fraser spent nearly two decades at the helm of NIC Inc. Now retired, Jeffery S. Fraser enjoys bird dog field trailing.
In the world of bird dog field challenges, there are numerous erroneous myths with regard to the sport’s dogs. One popular myth is that dogs can be too old to train. This is not true. Old dogs can actually learn new tricks, through consistent training and positive reinforcement.
Another myth is that it’s necessary to have the first pick of a litter. While many people research dog breeds and their hunting capabilities with the intention of securing the first pick of a promising litter, these efforts do not necessarily translate into a master field dog. All puppies in the litter are from the same sire and dam, and have the exact same genetics.
Lastly, there is a myth that puppies that do not show interest in birds cannot be turned into field dogs. The truth is, while well-bred puppies naturally show interest in birds and fetching, other puppies are late bloomers. They will need time for their in-field instincts to properly develop.
Getting Started with Snowboarding
An adventure seeker, Jeffery S. Fraser enjoys snowboarding, which is a young sport relative to, say, skiing. Since its inception in the last 50 years or so, snowboarding’s popularity has increased dramatically. For experienced snowboarders like Jeffery Fraser, there are many great snowboarding venues throughout the United States, and beginning snowboarders can consult a wide variety of resources to begin learning about the sport.
Before hitting the slopes, aspiring snowboarders can access an abundance of information online to determine if snowboarding is best for them. Reported to be easier on the knees and harder on the wrists than skiing, snowboarding is generally slower than skiing. A little time researching and understanding the facts about the sport should ease a beginner’s transition to the slopes.
Ski school is a popular attraction on resort mountainsides throughout the United States. Children and adults alike pay to be taught the basics of skiing before heading out on the ski lift. Many ski schools now give students the choice to learn skiing or snowboarding. Training from a professional is well worth the money when it teaches the student to snowboard in a way that minimizes the risk of injury and increases the likelihood of enjoyment.
Tsaina Lodge Offers Luxury Accommodations and Alaskan Adventures
Jeffery Scott Fraser formerly served as the CEO of NIC Inc., an information systems firm that flourished under his leadership. After his retirement in 2008, Jeffery S. Fraser began restoration efforts for the historic Tsaina Lodge in Alaska, where he now spends much of his retirement managing the lodge alongside his wife.
The Tsaina Lodge rests atop Thompson Pass near Valdez and features an array of modern amenities and adventure opportunities in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. Its 24 spacious rooms contain deluxe Tempur-Pedic beds, and the dining room’s executive chefs introduce guests to Alaskan flavors through a locally sourced menu created in-house using fresh Alaskan seafood and quality game meats. Lodge facilities also offer a luxury reading room with a fireplace and WiFi access in addition to the publicly accessible Tsaina Bar, a bar with a history of freeride and extreme innovation in the early 1990s. Additional guest amenities include personal fitness and yoga instruction, massage therapy, and a 24-hour concierge service.
The first runner-up in Outside Magazine’s Best New Adventure Lodge category in 2012, the Tsaina Lodge also provides easy access to several outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, and fishing. Moreover, it possesses an on-property heli-pad managed by Valdez Heli-Ski Guides that allows guests to explore the Alaskan terrain from above the ground.
For more information about the Tsaina Lodge, visit www.tsaina.com.
Intriguing Facts about Casablanca
Jeffery Scott Fraser serves as the owner of Tsaina Lodge in Valdez, Alaska. The former CEO of NASDAQ-listed NIC, Inc., Jeffery S. Fraser enjoys traveling the world and has been to the city of Casablanca.
Casablanca is in Morocco, located in North Africa. A popular tourist destination with a budding economy, Casablanca is a cosmopolitan city with a lot to offer the curious mind. Here are a few facts about the sixth-largest city in Africa:
1. The name Casablanca is Spanish for “white house.”
2. While it is the largest city in Morocco, it is not its capital. Morocco’s capital city is Rabat.
3. Casablanca is 55 feet above sea level and has a population of about 3.7 million. The main languages spoken by residents are Arabic, French, and Berber dialects.
4. Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, has one of the world’s largest artificial ports. The city’s economy is bolstered by budding industries involved in phosphate trade, textiles, glass, beer, electronics, sugar refining, automobile manufacturing, and leather works.
5. Casablanca is home to the largest minaret in the world, reaching a high of 210 meters. It is found at the Hassan II Mosque, also one of the largest mosques in the world.
6. The city has the second largest swimming pool in the world, the Orthlieb saltwater pool.
7. Casablanca played a crucial role in World War II. It hosted a US air base that was critical for US actions in Europe. It was also where Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Charles de Gaulle met on January 14, 1943, to strategize an end to the war.