Theresa Hauser

Theresa Hauser

1. Age:


2. Birthplace:

Arcadia, CA

3. Occupation:

Senior Rigger, Head Packer

4. Total Number of Jumps:

275 and counting!

5. Total number of pack jobs, sport and tandem (approx):

Approximately 12,000 tandem main packs, 2- or 3,000 sport main packs and 50 reserves (but that’s going up quickly!)

6. Skydiving Philosophy:


7. How (and where) did you start skydiving and packing?

I did my first tandem in California near the end of 2013. I loved it, so I just hung out there till they gave me a job (in manifest). Soon I learned to pack. Because they only did tandems at this DZ, I became a full-time parachute packer. I went to Utah for a week in 2016 because they needed a packer there, and while I was there I did my first AFF jump. That was cool because the first sport rig I packed was the one I got to jump. I then went back to Cali, where one of the TI's took me to Lodi to do the rest of my AFF. I got my license there.

8. Of all of your skydives, is there one that stands out most?

I jumped out of a Skyvan for the first time during the Puerto Rico Boogie. I did a high pull and I could see both sides of the island.

9. What's the most amazing thing you can do in the air?

I can completely forget the dive plan 4 seconds after exiting, I’m pretty amazing at that.

10. What kind of skydiving student were you?

You'd have to ask my instructor, he never looked annoyed or worried so i guess i was alright.

11. Do you have any suggestions for students?

Quit trying to freefly by jump #15

12. What makes a great skydiver?

Understanding that there's always more to learn in this sport and not getting complacent.

13. Pet Peeves:

Not applicable!

14. Hobbies:

Hiking, biking, any water activities, and anything to do with aviation.

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. Both of us had a great experience! Thomas especially made our first jump fun and enjoyable. All the staff were professional and competent, and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone for their first skydiving experience!

» Ashley Ly