My name is Jim Pankiewicz.  I am a life long Washington State resident and I have lived in Snohomish County since 1975.

Real Estate:
I have been a licensed real estate agent since 1971. I worked with American Properties from 1984-1993 and then with Professional Assistants Real Estate from 1994-2007. I joined Fireside Homes in 2007.

Teaching:
I have had the privilege of being a teacher since 1973. I have taught Sales & Marketing and been the DECA Advisor at Marysville-Pilchuck High School since 1976. I have also taught Principles of Marketing through Everett Community College.

Family:
My wife, Katy, and I have been happily married since December 1977. I am more madly in love today than I ever knew I could be. We raised our three kids in Mukilteo. We very much enjoy the Pacific Northwest and all that it has to offer. We hike, kayak, and snowshoe. We also enjoy reading and writing, heck part of the time it rains here you know.

Personal Interests:
My earliest memory that I can place in time is fishing with my dad when I was four years old; fishing is in my blood. I fly fish avidly and release all my fish. If a fish will take a fly I’m willing to try to catch it. I have caught many species of trout, four species of Pacific Salmon, along with Atlantic Salmon, Largemouth Bass, and Smallmouth Bass. Numerous other species have been kind enough to snap up my humble offerings. My favorite species to fly fish for is Carp. Yes, Carp. They are smart, big, strong, wary, and in so many ways the world’s greatest sport fish.

I serve as the Fly Fishing Director on the National Board of Directors for the Carp Anglers Group. I am the Fly Fishing Editor for North American Carp Angler magazine and I write a column called The Last Cast for each issue.

Weaknesses:
Well, let’s be honest, we all have our weaknesses. I am no exception. Alas, I must confess I do have a weakness for chocolate. Most days I eat at least a small amount of the “over the counter” type. Usually, I eat just enough to make my mouth happy but not enough for my waistline to know what I have been up to. If you and I are involved in negotiating a purchase or a sale and you need some chocolate to calm your nerves as you try to make a decision, I would be happy to show you where some of the best “prescription strength chocolate” in western Washington can be found. I will even buy it for you.

Community:
I have been actively involved in community service projects for over three decades. I am a proud recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award from Marysville Afternoon Rotary. A project we collaborated on was researching every Killed-In-Action veteran from Marysville going back to the 19th century. We built and dedicated an extensive Veteran’s Memorial in honor of them.

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