Jaimie Lee Mendoes, from Seoul, Korea, started studying the piano with the help of her mother, a pianist and composer. She began playing the flute at the age of eight and after a few short years was admitted to the Yewon School of the Arts. She later moved on to study at the Seoul Arts High School. Jaimie's musical career was boosted when she was only thirteen with her performance of Devienne's Flute Concerto No. 8, which she performed with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra when it was on tour in Korea.
Unfortunately, when Jaimie was fifteen years old, her mother passed away. The death of such a beloved and supportive person in her life was devastating to Jaimie and the rest of her family, so she decided to stop studying music and instead majored in journalism and communication in college. Five years after the tragedy, Jaimie came to study abroad in the United States. After two years, she met the principal flute of the San Jose Symphony, Maria Tamburrino. Jaimie decided to restart playing the flute with Tamburrino, who mentored Jaimie and helped her financially. Jaimie proceeded to receive her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was one of the winners of the concerto competition at UCSB. Furthermore, she played with the UCSB symphony orchestra and was a featured solo performer. In 2008, Jaimie was Principal Flute in the Marrowstone Music Festival under Alastair Willis, who is now the director of Illinois Symphony Orchestra. Jaimie also performed in various masterclasses. In 2012, she attended Azusa Pacific University to complete the Artists Certificate program. She studied with a full scholarship under James Walker, former L.A. Philharmonic Principal Flautist.
Jaimie co-founded J Concert Artists. This is a musical organization that aims for affordable but excellent concerts in Southern California. She is also interested in learning languages and owns an online studio where she teaches English to people all over the country. In 2014, Jaimie began to volunteer for Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) to teach English to North Korean refugees. She also volunteered at Saturday school at Arise Mission Church in Los Angeles, which is the only North Korean church in the United States.
Jaimie is not only a talented flautist but also a dedicated, charitable woman in her community.