Derek Bass joined Georgia Spa Company in April 2022 in the role of Service Manager. Derek has quickly become a valuable asset to the Georgia Spa team overseeing the service and valet operations.
I haven't been here long but so far it's going to the Braves-Mets game.
What was your first job?
Performing oil changes and changing tires in a family business.
What's your favorite Hot Tub and
why? (Try to go for a HighLife tub)
I would say the Grandee by Hot Spring spas is my favorite because it accommodates everyone.
Where do you like to
Saint Simons Island, Ga. It's where we would go every year as a family. I have a lot of great memories and love the island vibe.
If you had to eat one meal,
every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
My go to meal is grouper and grilled shrimp with black beans, rice and roasted sweet potatoes at Marker 7 (Athens, Ga.)
How do you prefer to spend your
I enjoy a round of golf during my time off.
What are three things you have
left on your bucket list?
Golf at Augusta National, ride a Mule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and visit Italy.
What is a TV show you like to
re-watch a lot?
Seinfeld for sure.
What is your hidden talent?
I have this ability to remember song lyrics.
What is your favorite sport and
I wouldn't be able to decide between the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs.
What is your movie?
Vision Quest, it is just a really good movie overall.
What is the best advice you've
Work hard, do your job and don't worry about everyone else.
What is something you would tell
your 13 year old self?
Play baseball for as long as they will let you.
Have you ever won any awards?
At Winder-Barrow High School, I earned Most Valuable Player and All-Region honors playing baseball.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
Definitely yard work.
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
The first thing I would do is take care of all my family members.
If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
Has been and always will be my father. He overcame very unfavorable circumstances growing up and the made a life for himself.
Any favorite line from a movie?
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything," from Fight Club.
What is the one thing you cannot resist
Cheesecake, it's so good!