For the last eight years, Thompson has been owning and operating her custom made jewelry company called beanpYe, where her clients range from A-list celebrities to the everyday woman who dares to have a bold look. In 2007, she co-founded WEEN (Women in Entertainment Network), a NYC based women’s non-profit which currently has over 40,000 members. Thompson is a former inner city high school teacher and a former producer for Court Television Network and several Columbia TriStar TV syndicated talk shows.
She holds a BA and Masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Long Island University in New York. In 2012, she went on the wildest adventure of a lifetime and appeared on SURVIVOR (Season 24: One World) on CBS where she was the runner-up of the Emmy award- winning program.