Nick Shearer

Employee Spotlight: Nick Shearer

Nick Shearer has been with Georgia Spa Company since 2021 and has proven to be a valuable asset in a short amount of time. Nick was brought into the company as a refurb tech and takes his job seriously. All pre-owned hot tubs go through a thorough inspection by Nick to ensure that only the best products are released to consumers. Due to Nick's hard work, he has earned Employee of the Month honors and was named New Operations Employee of the Year for 2021.

Nick Shearer is presented with the 2021 New Operations Employee of the Year award at Georgia Spa's annual dinner. Pictured left to right: Owner Mark Stevens, Delivery Supervisor Chris Johnson, Nick Shearer and Executive Vice President Josh Kemerling.

What is your favorite memory with Georgia Spa Company?

When I scared Emily, the marketing assistant, with the lizard I found in a pre-owned tub as I was fixing it.

What was your very first job?
I pumped gas for people back when it was 42 cents a gallon.

What is your favorite sport and sports team?
Football, and I am a New Orleans Saints fan all the way! In 1969, I was 9 years old and I saw a player named Tom Dempsey. He was born with a handicap on his right foot. Despite being born with no toes on his foot he still kicked a 63-yard field goal giving the Saints a 19 to 17 victory. I just remember thinking how cool that was and that you shouldn't let anything hold you back.

What's your favorite hot tub and why?
I would have to go with the TX hot tub by Hot Spring Spas. I like this hot tub because I find it to be low maintenance. Given my job, low maintenance is definitely a highlight.

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cube steak with gravy and a large glass of unsweet tea.

How do you prefer to spend your time off?
I enjoy working in my garden on my days off.

What are two things left on your bucket list?
I'd like to see my grandkids graduate from high school and visit Maine because it has really good fishing holes.

What is your hidden talent?
I can't sing, I can't dance. I guess I don't have a hidden talent.

What is the best advice you've ever gotten?
When I asked my dad how to be successful he told me, ''Get up and go to work.''

What is something you would tell your 13-year-old self?
Focus on your education.

What is your favorite song?
Workin' On by Colt Ford.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Give it all away to non-profits and mission organizations because that is where I think the money would do the most good.

If you could choose anyone to be your mentor, who would it be?
I would pick my dad, plain and simple.