Jasear Thompson was born and raised in a military environment. Her grandparents on both sides are both veterans of the U.S. Air Force. Since both of her parents were exposed to that kind of environment it was passed down to her and her siblings. Currently, Thompson lives 5 mins from a military base. She has always had an interest in joining the military, but due to injury stopped from enlisting. She is a huge basketball fan, has been playing since she was 5 years old. Is a huge Michael Jordan fan as well as a Chicago Bulls fan. Always have and always will be, interesting enough she is actually named after Jordan which was taken after his slogan "Just Air Jordan" and made into Jasear (pronounced Jus-air).
Other interests/hobbies are music, video games, photography, playing with her dogs, graphic design, working out, going to the gun range and a few others. Thompson marched in my high school marching band as well as a drum corps in DCA named Fusion Corps. She marched contra for 5 years and snare for 1 year and has played both instruments for 15+ years starting out in elementary school for concert band.
Jasear's major accomplishment has been landing a job with a company, the National Basketball Association or as many people know it as the NBA. She is a freelance photographer and photo editor within the NBA. Has worked as a full time employee within their headquarters until October 2017 at which is when Thompson wanted to branch out and work along with their teams which lead to working freelance. As a huge fan of basketball this was the dream job. Originally wanted to play within the WNBA but due to a severe injury ended up losing that opportunity. It let her give up on being within the NBA whether it was playing or working with them; photographed a few teams such as the Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans, Denver Nuggets as well as the WNBA team the New York Liberty.
Thompson's favorite marching moment was during her first year of marching band in high school. "It was about the middle of the season and we were close to making it to finals. One of our tubas/contras quit, leaving me with the responsibility of bringing out the low brass which meant I needed to work on better airflow and work on a way to play a bit louder. Since I was so small it was a little bit of a struggle for me to play loud while marching. It was still a learning curve. I nearly practiced my lungs out to work on it. One competition, I was practicing my breathing as well as my tones throughout the bus ride. When it became show time I played 2x louder than I had ever played before. It impressed the entire band, our directors as well as the judges. One of our band directors came onto the bus, after he had to review the tapes, and walked to the back of the bus where I was sitting. His exact words were, 'I have something I want you to hear.' He played the tape and one of the judges had said, 'That tuba girl is amazing! She's got some lungs on her. She's bringing out that nice low brass sound that you would want to hear. Man... She's the bomb!' I can remember the entire bus cheering and hugging me. I couldn't help but smile and get a little emotional because I can honestly say it was one of my best performances especially for my first year marching. I will never forget that moment."
Biggest influence is of course Michael Jordan. There's two of his famous quotes that drives Ms. Thompson almost every day, "I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying," and, "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."