Theresa Hauser

Theresa Hauser

1. Age:

25

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:

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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.

Something I wanted to do for myself and my kids for our birthdays.  Went with a group of eight (all family) and honestly could not have had a better time.  The facility was nice, and the people were honestly fantastic.  Made the entire experience that much better.  Sincerely appreciate the attention to fun and safety from all of the instructors, and absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a unique thrill.

Oh...pay the money for the pictures and videos.  It's worth it...but hold the camera yourself.  Makes for interesting viewing later on.

» Randy Clark