Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Practicing Safe Skiing and Snowboarding Behavior

Jeffery Fraser has served as owner of the Tsaina Lodge since 2011. Prior to taking on his current role, Jeffery S. Fraser spent nearly two decades as chief executive officer at NIC, Inc., in Olathe, Kansas. Away from his work in the software and hospitality industries, Jeffery Scott Fraser enjoys staying active by training bird dogs and snowboarding.

Avoiding accidents and injury on the mountain should rank as the top priority for all skiers and snowboarders. In order to limit the chances of a negative interaction while enjoying a run, individuals should familiarize themselves with and adhere to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Responsibility Code. The complete NSAA Responsibility Code can be found online at

Understanding right of way rules on a mountain is one of the most critical aspects of the NSAA Responsibility Code. Any skier further down the mountain has the right of way, meaning that individuals higher up the mountain must maintain controllable speeds and practice safe maneuvering as they descend and pass other skiers. However, individuals at any place on the mountain must avoid stopping in areas that may pose a risk to others. Lastly, skiers engaged in a run always hold right of way over skiers and snowboarders preparing to merge with a trail. Before merging, individuals must carefully survey the slopes and wait for a safe opportunity to enter a trail.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Types of Specialty Shots in Tennis

Jeffery Scott Fraser owns the Tsaina Lodge, a seasonal 24-room inn near Valdez, Alaska. Prior to taking over the lodge in 2011, Jeffery Fraser attended Baker University and Friends University in Kansas, where he played tennis.

The three main types of shots used by tennis players are forehand, backhand, and the overhead serve. However, a simple forehand or backhand shot might not be available to the player at different times during a rally, or another type of specialty shot might work more in the player's favor. Below are three frequently used specialty shots.

1. The approach shot can be either a forehand or backhand and is hit while the player is approaching the net, forcing his or her opponent to play on the defensive.

2. The passing shot is generally used by players on the defensive reacting to an approach shot. The goal of a passing shot is to hit the ball along the baseline, wide of the player at the net. It's a high-risk, high-reward shot. 

3. One of the more difficult shots to perfect, the drop shot requires a soft touch and superior ball control. It's best executed with one's opponent on the run, particularly at the back of the court, where they might be unable to reach the lightly hit ball in time.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New Book Explores Casablanca's History for Film's 75th Anniversary

Jeffery S. Fraser currently works with Job Pose, where he helps match job seekers with potential employers. Outside of Jeffery Scott Fraser’s work life, his favorite movie is the 1942 classic Casablanca.

For the film’s 75th anniversary, film historian Noah Isenberg has written a new book examining the movie, its origins, and its lasting impact. “We’ll Always Have Casablanca” gives fans a detailed look into how the film was made, and what issues the production ran into along the way. Isenberg interviewed filmmakers, fans, film critics, and even surviving family members of the movie’s cast in his exploration of the production.

In one chapter Isenberg examines the film’s cast, noting that many were European Jewish refugees who had fled to America to escape the Nazis and WWII. Since similar themes are featured in the film’s plot, the story was all too real for some on the set. Isenberg writes that in one instance, a female extra burst into tears while shooting the film’s Paris flashback scene with Rick and Ilsa. Her husband, also on set, revealed to director Michael Curtiz that they had lived in Paris, but nevertheless they went through the very trying experience of shooting the scene.