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Georgia Spa Company's Gives Back Program<\/a> is holding a toy drive across all showrooms December 1-11, 2022. All collected toys will be donated to local toy drives. Those purchasing a hot tub or spa during the donation period can receive a discount on a hot tub or swim spa accessory package. Click here to learn more<\/strong><\/a>. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Additionally, a portion of purchases made at Georgia Spa Company in the month of December will go to supporting the Winder Fire Department<\/strong><\/a>'s Empty Stocking Drive, in honor of Chief Ray Mattison, and to the Barrow County Sheriff's Office<\/strong><\/a>'s Christmas with a Cop! <\/p>\r\n\r\n

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If you would like to nominate a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to be considered as a recipient of the Georgia Spa Gives Back program, please email givesback@georgiaspacompany.com. <\/em>
<\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_863574625.jpg","grid-alt":"Georgia Spa Gives Back Toy Drive"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-12-01 08:56:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443168","title":"Featured","url":"blog\/category\/featured"},{"id":"443171","title":"Gives Back","url":"blog\/category\/gives-back"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/featured","blog\/category\/gives-back"]}},{"id":"599149","pagetitle":"Employee Spotlight: Tim Stephens","url":"\/blog\/employee-spotlight-tim-stephens","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_813717171.jpg","alt":"Darwin Young"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_867915079.jpg","alt":"Darwin Young"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Tim Stephens joined Georgia\r\nSpa company in May of 2020 as a service technician. <\/span>Tim has been a dedicated part of the service team and his customers and co-workers appreciate his consistent, positive attitude.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

''<\/span>As a service tech I get\r\nto travel and meet amazing customers and be their hero for the day,\" said Tim \"I'm always\r\nlearning new things and working alongside an amazing service team.\"<\/span>
<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Do you\r\nhave any pets?
<\/span><\/strong>I have a pet snake named William Sneakspeare.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour favorite memory with Georgia Spa Company?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite memory is when we went on the whitewater\r\nrafting trip with the entire company. It was an amazing experience and a great\r\ntime.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nwas your first job?
<\/span><\/strong>My first job was at Dairy Queen.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What's\r\nyour favorite hot tub?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite tub is a
Grandee<\/a> from Hot Spring Spas. <\/strong>I enjoy the dual Moto massage seats, the sound system, and can't leave out the really cool lights!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where\r\ndo you like to vacation\/travel?
<\/span><\/strong>I love to go on vacation to Florida. My\r\nfavorite part about going to Florida is laying on the back by the ocean and\r\nspending time with my family.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you\r\nhad to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
<\/span><\/strong>I would eat molten lava cake every day for\r\nevery meal!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How do\r\nyou prefer to spend your time off?
<\/span><\/strong>I enjoy relaxing at home watching scary\r\nmovies.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nare three things you have left on your bucket list?
<\/span><\/strong>Sky dive because it would be an amazing\r\nexperience, raise a family and travel to Hawaii.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\na TV show you like to re-watch a lot?
<\/strong>I could, without a doubt, re-watch Ghost\r\nAdventures! <\/span>It has always been a favorite of mine.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour hidden talent?
<\/span><\/strong>I can hold my breath for 30 seconds.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour favorite sport?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite sport is definitely airsoft!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour movie?
<\/strong><\/span>The Goonies. It's a classic go to of mine.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nsomething you would tell your 13 year old self?
<\/strong><\/span>Enjoy\r\nbeing young, time flies.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_813717171.jpg","grid-alt":"Darwin Young"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-11-17 10:09:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443170","title":"Employee Spotlight","url":"blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"]}},{"id":"598970","pagetitle":"Employee Spotlight: Darwin Young","url":"\/blog\/employee-spotlight-darwin-young","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_901198805.jpg","alt":"Darwin Young"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_898887031.jpg","alt":"Darwin Young"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Darwin Young joined Georgia Spa\r\nCompany in January of 2021 as a Sales Professional. After initially working\r\nacross multiple locations, Darwin now works out of the Alpharetta Showroom. Darwin's\r\nexcellent customer service and product knowledge have earned him multiple\r\nhonors and recognition at Georgia Spa. <\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nis your favorite memory with Georgia Spa Company?
<\/strong><\/span>Landing the job! I took it as a sign\r\nwhen I was informed my first day was also my birthday that year.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nwas your first job?
<\/strong><\/span>Parts sales at a Kawasaki dealership at\r\n16.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What's your favorite hot tub?
<\/span><\/strong>The Hot Spring
Envoy!<\/strong><\/a> The seating arrangement suits\r\nme.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where\r\ndo you like to vacation\/travel and why?
<\/span><\/strong>Anywhere away\r\nfrom the city. I prefer mountains over beaches. I just don't need a tan!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your\r\nlife, what would it <\/span><\/strong>be?
<\/strong><\/span>Steak and\r\nseafood!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How\r\ndo you prefer to spend your time off?
<\/span><\/strong>On two wheels\r\nwith the wind in my hair! Or in the company of close friends and family.\r\nCooking!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nare three things you have left on your bucket list?
<\/span><\/strong>A track day or three at COTA in a Porsche GT3 or GT2 RS, get a hold of that elusive Viper coupe, and as a member of the 200 mph club on a\r\nmotorcycle, I'd like to push that to 225 mph or more.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nis a TV show you like to re-watch a lot?
<\/strong><\/span>Two and a Half Men.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nis your hidden talent?<\/span><\/strong>
Cooking! I am a great cook.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nis your favorite sport and sports team?
<\/span><\/strong>I would say the NFL football, and the Atlanta\r\nFalcons are my favorite.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nis your favorite movie?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite\r\nmovie is Top Gun.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nis the best advice you've ever gotten?
<\/span><\/strong>Who cares what everyone else does? You do\r\nyou, and be the best at it!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nis something you would tell your 13 year old self?
<\/span><\/strong>DON'T!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Any awards you have won?
<\/span><\/strong>GM Mark of\r\nExcellence in my last year in sales in the car business.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nchore do you absolutely hate doing?
<\/span><\/strong>Dishes. I\r\nabsolutely hate doing the dishes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would\r\ndo?
<\/span><\/strong>Pay off all my bills as well as my\r\nfamily's bills<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your\r\nmentor?
<\/strong><\/span>My uncle, Joe Seneca...look him up!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
<\/span><\/strong>I have a terrible sweet tooth!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_901198805.jpg","grid-alt":"Darwin Young"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-11-17 09:19:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443170","title":"Employee Spotlight","url":"blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"]}},{"id":"579698","pagetitle":"Gives Back: Local Food Banks","url":"\/blog\/gives-back-local-food-banks-2022","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_913017026.jpg","alt":"logo, company name"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_653084852.jpg","alt":"logo, company name"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

<\/a>Georgia Spa Company's Gives Back Program<\/a> will support three local Food Banks in November of 2022. A portion of Georgia Spa's proceeds from the month of November will go to Golden Harvest Food Bank, the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia, and Bridging the Gap.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

\"Golden<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

About Gold Harvest Food Bank
<\/strong>Golden Harvest Food Bank provides quality food and other grocery products to those in need. Golden Harvest does this with local community support through direct service programs, food pantries and community education about hunger. Golden Harvest's Master Table soup kitchen serves a hot lunch to more than 325 hungry people every day, 365 day per year in downtown Augusta.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

\"Food<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

About Food Bank of Northeast Georgia
<\/strong>The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is a network of friends working to feed the ill, needy, seniors and children of Northeast Georgia. Their mission is to work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty. The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia recovers donated and salvaged surplus food and distributes it to human-service agencies that then distribute the food to residents in need. The Food Bank works with local, regional, state and national product partners to bring food into the community.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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<\/a><\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

About Bridging the Gap
<\/strong>BTG Community Outreach, Inc. (locally known as Bridging the Gap) is a nonprofit organization based in Coweta County, Georgia. We provide food, clothing, and household goods to people who are struggling in our community.The mission of BTG is to provide assistance to hungry, homeless, and hurting people. Bridging the Gap achieves its mission in three ways: Feed, Serve and Restore<\/p>\r\n\r\n


<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you would like to nominate a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to be considered as a recipient of the Georgia Spa Gives Back program, please email [email protected]<\/a><\/em><\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_913017026.jpg","grid-alt":"logo, company name"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-11-07 08:09:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443168","title":"Featured","url":"blog\/category\/featured"},{"id":"443171","title":"Gives Back","url":"blog\/category\/gives-back"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/featured","blog\/category\/gives-back"]}},{"id":"570645","pagetitle":"Employee Spotlight: Jodi Martin","url":"\/blog\/employee-spotlight-jodi-martin","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_922150265.jpg","alt":"Jodi Martin"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_462132190.jpg","alt":"Jodi Martin"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Jodi Martin joined Georgia Spa Company in May 2021\r\nas a Sales Professional at the Kennesaw Showroom<\/span>. Jodi helps customers in Bringing Relaxation Home with hot tubs, swim spas and sauna. From day one, Jodi adapted very well to the Georgia Spa team and demonstrated excellent sales skills earning her 2021 New Sales Employee of the Year recognition. <\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite memory\r\nwith Georgia Spa Company?
<\/span><\/strong>My first hot tub sale. It was my fourth day on the job, and it was an
Azure Premier<\/a>. I was so excited.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What was your first job?
<\/span><\/strong>Rax Roast Beef in Federal Way, Washington. I was in charge of prepping the cold food\r\nbuffet. Basically, I managed the salad bar.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What's your favorite hot tub?
<\/strong><\/span>The Hot Spring
Pulse<\/a> is my favorite hot tub. What I love about the Pulse is that it's a perfect size size with it has four dedicated corner seats so it's a great conversation spa. You have plenty\r\nof room to chill with friends and family. Oh, and the HUGE foot island is\r\nawesome!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where do you like to vacation\/travel.
<\/span><\/strong>Australia and New Zealand. My grandparents sailed around the world when\r\nthey retired and spent two years sailing up the coast of Australia because they\r\nloved it so much. The stories they told of the people and culture is\r\nfascinating, and I'd love to have the opportunity to experience it for myself.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you had to eat one meal,\r\nevery day for the rest of your life, what would it <\/span><\/strong>be?
<\/strong><\/span>Pizza! It's the world's most\r\nperfect food!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How do you prefer to spend your\r\ntime off?
<\/strong><\/span>Mostly chilling with my friends. I love playing bar trivia and singing\r\nkaraoke.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What are three things you have\r\nleft on your bucket list?
<\/span><\/strong>Go skydiving, go spelunking and have a vacation home on the beach. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is a TV show you like to\r\nre-watch a lot?
<\/strong><\/span>Criminal Minds and Gilmore Girls. <\/o:p><\/span><\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your hidden talent?
<\/strong><\/span>I'm not sure. It's so well hidden that even I can't find it!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite sport and\r\nsports team?
<\/span><\/strong>Football for sure. I follow a\r\nfew teams, so I don't have just one favorite.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite movie?
<\/strong><\/span>The Breakfast Club.<\/em><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is the best advice you've\r\never gotten?
<\/span><\/strong>Be yourself and don't compare yourself to others, it only hurts you.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is something you would tell\r\nyour 13 year old self?
<\/span><\/strong>Stop being so boy crazy and pay more attention in math class.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite song\r\nlyric?
<\/span><\/strong>\"I'm much too young to feel this damn old,\" Garth Brooks. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
<\/span><\/strong>Folding laundry. I'm one of those people that lives out of a laundry\r\nbasket.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
<\/span><\/strong>Hire a chauffeur. I love going places, but I don't like being the\r\ndriver. I much prefer being a passenger.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

<\/o:p><\/span><\/strong>If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
<\/strong><\/span>I already have a great mentor, my colleague Mark Baker<\/span>. He is always\r\ngiving me advice on how to be more successful in my job and helping me become a\r\nbetter version of myself.<\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Any favorite line from a movie?
<\/span><\/strong>\"I'm right on top of that\r\nRose!\" from Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead.<\/em> <\/em><\/o:p><\/span><\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is the one thing you cannot resist?
<\/span><\/strong>Stopping to smell the flowers.<\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_922150265.jpg","grid-alt":"Jodi Martin"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-10-10 12:04:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443170","title":"Employee Spotlight","url":"blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"]}},{"id":"570630","pagetitle":"Employee Spotlight: Derek Bass","url":"\/blog\/employee-spotlight-derek-bass","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_623240015.jpg","alt":"Derek Bass"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_322374555.jpg","alt":"Derek Bass"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Derek\r\nBass joined Georgia Spa Company in April 2022 in the role of Service Manager. Derek has quickly become\r\na valuable asset to the Georgia Spa team overseeing the service and valet operations. <\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

<\/o:p><\/span>What is your favorite memory\r\nwith Georgia Spa Company?
<\/strong><\/span>I haven't been here long but so far it's going to the Braves-Mets game.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What was your first job?
<\/span><\/strong>Performing oil changes and changing tires in a family business.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What's your favorite Hot Tub and\r\nwhy? (Try to go for a HighLife tub)
<\/span><\/strong>I would say the
Grandee<\/a> by Hot Spring spas is my favorite because it\r\naccommodates everyone.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where do you like to\r\nvacation\/travel?
<\/span><\/strong>Saint Simons Island, Ga. It's where we would go every year as a family.\r\nI have a lot of great memories and love the island vibe.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you had to eat one meal,\r\nevery day for the rest of your life, what would it <\/span><\/strong>be?
<\/strong><\/span>My go to meal is grouper and grilled shrimp with black beans, rice and\r\nroasted sweet potatoes at Marker 7 (Athens, Ga.) <\/p>\r\n\r\n

How do you prefer to spend your\r\ntime off?
<\/span><\/strong>I enjoy a round of golf during my time off.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What are three things you have\r\nleft on your bucket list?
<\/span><\/strong>Golf at\r\nAugusta National, r<\/span>ide a\r\nMule to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and v<\/span>isit\r\nItaly.<\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is a TV show you like to\r\nre-watch a lot?
<\/strong><\/span>Seinfeld <\/em>for sure.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your hidden talent?
<\/span><\/strong>I have this ability to remember song lyrics.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite sport and\r\nsports team?
<\/span><\/strong>I wouldn't be able to decide between the Atlanta Braves and Georgia\r\nBulldogs.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your movie?
<\/strong><\/span>Vision Quest<\/em>, it is just a really good movie overall.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is the best advice you've\r\never <\/strong>received<\/strong>?<\/strong>
<\/span>Work hard, do your job and don't worry about everyone else.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is something you would tell\r\nyour 13 year old self?
<\/span><\/strong>Play baseball for as long as they will let you.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Have you ever won any awards?<\/strong>
At Winder-Barrow High School, I earned Most Valuable Player and All-Region honors playing baseball. <\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?
<\/span><\/strong>Definitely yard work.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
<\/span><\/strong>The first thing I would do is\r\ntake care of all my family members.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
<\/strong><\/span>Has been and always will be my father. He overcame very unfavorable\r\ncircumstances growing up and the made a life for himself.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Any favorite line from a movie?
<\/span><\/strong>\"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything,\" from Fight Club<\/em>. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is the one thing you cannot resist
<\/span><\/strong>Cheesecake, it's so good!<\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_623240015.jpg","grid-alt":"Derek Bass"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-10-10 10:21:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443170","title":"Employee Spotlight","url":"blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"]}},{"id":"556534","pagetitle":"Employee Spotlight: Alaina Cofield","url":"\/blog\/employee-spotlight-alaina-cofield","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_558599408.jpg","alt":"Alaina Cofield"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_160487186.jpg","alt":"Alaina Cofield"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Alaina Cofield joined Georgia Spa Company in\r\n2021 as a Sales Clerk at the Newnan Showroom. Alaina helps customers find the best fit for their grilling needs with Big Green Eggs<\/a> and Bull Outdoor Kitchens<\/a>. She also assists with water care and testing for our hot tub and swim spas customers. <\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite memory with\r\nGeorgia Spa Company?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite memory is creating a Mardi Gras
TikTok<\/a> with my co-worker,\r\nCatherine. It was a lot of fun, and we could not stop laughing. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Why did you want to work for Georgia Spa Company?
<\/span><\/strong>I wanted to work for Georgia Spa Company\r\nbecause when I walked in, I felt relaxed and welcome. I saw the positive energy\r\nthat was given off by the employees and I told myself, \"This is where I want\r\nto be.\"<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What was your first job?
<\/span><\/strong>My first real job was at Zaxby's. I was a cashier and would also help\r\nout in the kitchen.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What's your favorite hot tub and why?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite hot tub is the
Vanguard<\/a> in the Hot Spring Highlife\r\ncollection. I prefer open seating, and this hot tub has two Moto\r\nMassage seats that help with back pain and relaxation.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where do you like to\r\nvacation\/travel and why?
<\/span><\/strong>I love to take vacations in the mountains. It is so peaceful and\r\nrelaxing. Nature is a great place to take your mind off of life.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you had to eat one meal,\r\nevery day for the rest of your life, what would it <\/span><\/strong>be?<\/span><\/strong>
<\/span>Spaghetti! This has always been my favorite meal, and I could never get\r\nsick of it.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How do you prefer to spend your\r\ntime off?
<\/span><\/strong>I enjoy spending time with my siblings and friends, but if they are not\r\navailable, I enjoy watching movies at home while I sketch or paint.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What are three things you have\r\nleft on your bucket list?
<\/span><\/strong>I want to travel throughout Europe, take a road trip to Las Vegas, and\r\ngo back to school at some point to finish my Bachelor of the Arts and\r\nPsychology degree.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is a TV show you like to\r\nre-watch a lot?
<\/span><\/strong>Criminal Minds is a show that I have watched over and over, and I will\r\nprobably watch it a few times again. I love the anticipation and excitement\r\nthat comes with watching that show.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your hidden talent?
<\/span><\/strong>This is a strange hidden talent, but I am able to cross one eye.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite sport and\r\nsports team?
<\/span><\/strong>My husband got me into wrestling. There is not a specific team for\r\nthem, but I love Rhea Ripley, Rey Mysterio, and Drew McIntyre.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite movie?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is the best advice you've\r\never gotten?
<\/span><\/strong>\"Do not be afraid to be yourself.\"<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is something you would tell\r\nyour 13-year-old self?
<\/span><\/strong>I would tell my younger self to not be afraid of failing, and to keep\r\npushing forward, even if there is a lot of doubt.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite song\r\nlyric?
<\/span><\/strong>\"I met the man I call my dad when I was five years old. He took my mom\r\nout to a movie and for once I got to go.\" This is from Brad Paisley's song He Didn't Have to Be, and it's the song that I chose\r\nfor the father-daughter dance at my wedding.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Have you ever won any awards?
<\/span><\/strong>Although I was not a teacher, just\r\na volunteer, I won \"Teacher of the Week\" at a middle school in 2019. I had\r\npainted a mural in the bathroom for the students who were physically disabled.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
<\/span><\/strong>I would pay off my student loans\r\ndebts.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?
<\/strong><\/span>My mentor has always been my\r\nmother. She has gone through so much in her life, and has tried so hard to make\r\nsure that me and my siblings have had everything she didn't. There is a lot\r\nthat I have taken from her that has helped me get to where I am today, and\r\nwhere I will be in 5 years.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Any favorite line from a movie?
<\/span><\/strong>\"Money will come and go. We all know that. The most important\r\nthing in life will always be the people in this room. Right here, right\r\nnow.\" It's from Fast Five. <\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_558599408.jpg","grid-alt":"Alaina Cofield"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-09-22 08:48:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443170","title":"Employee Spotlight","url":"blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"]}},{"id":"556533","pagetitle":"Employee Spotlight: Ashley Steed","url":"\/blog\/employee-spotlight-ashley-steed","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_947138002.jpg","alt":"Ashley Steed"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_867070012.jpg","alt":"Ashley Steed"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Ashley Steed, joined Georgia Spa Company in March of 2021 as the company's Human Resources Manager. She additionally serves as the office manager of Georgia Spa's Pre-Owned and Service Center. A valuable part of the GSC team, Ashley is an excellent multi-tasker who assists in many of the day-to-day operations and provides a positive impact on customer experience. She can always be found laughing and having a good time with her co-workers. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite memory with Georgia Spa\r\nCompany?
<\/strong>Floating down the river...literally! On our\r\nlast employee appreciation trip, we went rafting and after being ejected from\r\nthe raft, I took a nice little float down the river before being pulled back\r\ninto the boat. It definitely made for a good laugh and a good story.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Why did you want to work for Georgia Spa\r\nCompany?
<\/strong>I wanted to work for Georgia Spa Company\r\nbecause it didn't feel like corporate. I felt communication would be better in\r\na company of this size and more enjoyable.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What was your first job?
<\/strong>I was 15 and worked as a bagger for the\r\ngrocery store Kroger. I later became a cashier at Ingles.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What's your favorite hot tub and why?
<\/strong>I would say the
Grandee<\/a>. It's got a\r\nMoto-Massage and it is large enough for my whole family.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where do you like to vacation\/travel and why?
<\/strong>I enjoy traveling to the beach mainly because\r\nI don't like the cold. I like to wake up nice and early and take advantage of\r\nthe day whenever I get to go.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the\r\nrest of your life, what would it be?
<\/strong>I don't have a meal I would want for the rest\r\nof my life, but I wouldn't mind having to eat pasta and garlic everyday. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

How do you prefer to spend your time off?
<\/strong>Cleaning. I just enjoy it. I am not someone\r\nwho can sit still for very long, so I like to do things around the house.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What are three things you have left on your\r\nbucket list?
<\/strong>I only have two: zip lining Fremont Street (Las Vegas, Nev.) and\r\na cruise!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is a TV show you like to re-watch a lot?
<\/strong>I don't watch TV. I am too busy cleaning.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your hidden talent?
<\/strong>Multi-tasking, according to my co-workers.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite sport and sports team?
<\/strong>I am not really someone who watches sports, but\r\nI like the Bulldogs and watching my daughters dance.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is the best advice you've ever gotten?
<\/strong>Do what makes you happy, not what makes\r\nsomeone else happy.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nchore do you absolutely hate doing?
<\/strong>Shopping. Any type of shopping, I just can't\r\ndo it.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If\r\nyou won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
<\/strong>I would buy a big plot of land and build one\r\nhouse for me and one for each of my children.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nis the one thing you cannot resist
<\/strong>Oh, that's easy, food!<\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_947138002.jpg","grid-alt":"Ashley Steed"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-09-22 08:14:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443170","title":"Employee Spotlight","url":"blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"]}},{"id":"555193","pagetitle":"Gives Back: Hot Tub for a Hero - Public Safety Worker","url":"\/blog\/gives-back-hot-tub-for-a-hero-public-safety-worker","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_787117331.jpg","alt":"Hot tub for a hero"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_998564145.jpg","alt":"Hot tub for a hero"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

The Georgia Spa Gives Back program will award a hot tub to a\r\nvery deserving public safety worker!<\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Every day, countless heroes demonstrate selflessness and\r\ndedication to serve and protect the public. Georgia Spa Company wants to thank\r\nall public safety workers for their commitment to our communities and recognize\r\none exemplary public safety hero with their own hot tub!<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Nominations closed on October 21, 2022. Look for an announcement of the Hot Tub for a Hero recipient shortly.<\/strong>

<\/p>\r\n\r\n

An initiative of the Georgia Spa Gives Back program, Hot Tub\r\nfor Hero was launched in 2019 and has recognized three outstanding recipients.\r\nMilitary veterans, Command Sergeant Major Joshua Coble<\/a> and Captain Jonathan\r\nDavis<\/a> of the United States Army, where recognized in 2019 and 2021,\r\nrespectively. In 2020, nurse Tori Mendelsohn<\/a> was acknowledged for being a hero\r\nas a frontline worker in the healthcare industry.
<\/p>\r\n\r\n

The Georgia Spa Gives Back program is a charitable giving\r\ninitiative focused on giving back to different organizations and deserving\r\nindividuals around the state of Georgia. Through the program, Georgia Spa\r\nselects a charity or cause to sponsor and donates a portion of our proceeds\r\nfrom a given month or quarter to that organization. Hot Tub for a Hero: Public\r\nSafety Worker will be supported by proceed from the fourth quarter of 2022.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Hot Tub for a Hero made possible with partnerships with Hot\r\nSpring Spas, Spain & Sons Construction and Gravitt Electric.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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<\/o:p><\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_787117331.jpg","grid-alt":"Hot tub for a hero"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-09-19 08:13:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443171","title":"Gives Back","url":"blog\/category\/gives-back"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/gives-back"]}},{"id":"553694","pagetitle":"Employee Spotlight: Nick Shearer","url":"\/blog\/employee-spotlight-nick-shearer","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_327078395.jpg","alt":"Nick Shearer"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_713216482.jpg","alt":"Nick Shearer"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Nick Shearer has been with Georgia Spa Company\r\nsince 2021 and has proven to be a valuable asset in a short amount of time.\r\nNick was brought into the company as a refurb tech and takes his job seriously.\r\nAll pre-owned hot tubs go through a thorough inspection by Nick to ensure that only the best\r\nproducts 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.
<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n<\/p>\r\n\r\n
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What is\r\nyour favorite memory with Georgia Spa Company?<\/span><\/strong>
<\/p>\r\n\r\n<\/div>

When I scared Emily, the marketing assistant,\r\nwith the lizard I found in a pre-owned tub as I was fixing it.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nwas your very first job?
<\/span><\/strong>I pumped gas for people back when it was 42\r\ncents a gallon.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour favorite sport and sports team?
<\/span><\/strong>Football, and I am a New Orleans Saints fan\r\nall 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\r\non 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\r\nanything hold you back.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What's\r\nyour favorite hot tub and why?
<\/span><\/strong>I would have to go with the
TX<\/a> hot tub by\r\nHot Spring Spas. I like this hot tub because I find it to be low maintenance.\r\nGiven my job, low maintenance is definitely a highlight.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you\r\nhad to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
<\/span><\/strong>Cube steak with gravy and a large glass of\r\nunsweet tea.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How do\r\nyou prefer to spend your time off?
<\/span><\/strong>I enjoy working in my garden on my days off.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nare two things left on your bucket list?
<\/span><\/strong>I'd like to see my grandkids graduate from\r\nhigh school and visit Maine because it has really good fishing holes.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour hidden talent?
<\/span><\/strong>I can't sing, I can't dance. I guess I don't\r\nhave a hidden talent.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nthe best advice you've ever gotten?
<\/span><\/strong>When I asked my dad how to be successful he\r\ntold me, ''Get up and go to work.''

What is something you would tell your\r\n13-year-old self?
<\/strong>Focus on your education.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour favorite song?
<\/strong><\/span>Workin' On by Colt Ford.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you\r\nwon the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
<\/span><\/strong>Give it all away to non-profits and mission\r\norganizations because that is where I think the money would do the most good.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you\r\ncould choose anyone to be your mentor, who would it be?
<\/span><\/strong>I would pick my dad, plain and simple.<\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_327078395.jpg","grid-alt":"Nick Shearer"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-09-14 09:12:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443170","title":"Employee Spotlight","url":"blog\/category\/employee-spotlight"},{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/employee-spotlight","blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"]}},{"id":"550881","pagetitle":"Employee Spotlight: Nicolas Applebee","url":"\/blog\/employee-spotlight-nicolas-applebee","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_481961132.jpg","alt":"Nicolas Applebee"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_315210252.jpg","alt":"Nicolas Applebee"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Nicolas Applebee is a Sales Professional that works across multiple locations for Georgia Spa Company. He was hired in June 2021 as a sales clerk at the Alpharetta showroom. A great co-worker and member of the Georgia Spa team, Nicolas earned Employee of the Month honors in July of 2022. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

\"He fits in well at every store, always has a positive can do attitude and isn't phased at all by the requirements of being a sales pro,\" said Steven Bridgers, West Retail Sales Manager. \"I'm glad to have him on the team!\"
<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite memory\r\nwith Georgia Spa Company?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite memory that I have made here would have to be the end of\r\nyear dinner where I got to see every member of Georgia Spa in one room.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What was your first job?
<\/span><\/strong>I worked my first job when I was 15. I was a cashier at Jimmy Johns, and then I was able to move up to make the sandwiches.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where do you like to\r\nvacation\/travel and why?
<\/span><\/strong>Personally, I have two locations I love to vacation at. One is\r\nSteamboat Spring, Colorado. It's a ski town. As a family, we love to go up\r\nthere and just enjoy the snow and ski. On the other hand, we love the beach.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you had to eat one meal,\r\nevery day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
<\/span><\/strong>If I had to eat one meal for the rest of my life it would have to be steak and shrimp with garlic mashed potatoes and a caesar dressing.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How do you prefer to spend your\r\ntime off?
<\/span><\/strong>I prefer to spend my time hanging out by the pool with my girlfriend or\r\nplaying golf.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What are three things you have on your bucket list?
<\/span><\/strong>I only have two things left on my bucket list. I want to go skydiving\r\nand travel the world.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is a TV show you like to\r\nre-watch a lot?
<\/span><\/strong>Probably The Office. I have re-watched that show a few times.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your hidden talent?
<\/span><\/strong>I have a hidden talent for cooking.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite sport and\r\nsports team?
<\/span><\/strong>My favorite sport is baseball, and my favorite team would have to be the\r\nL.A. Dodgers.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite movie?<\/strong>
<\/span>The movie that I can watch over and over again is Silent Voice.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is the best advice you've\r\never gotten?
<\/span><\/strong>The best advice I have gotten is \"Don't Underestimate the mind of\r\nsomeone truly happy.\"<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is something you would tell\r\nyour 13-year-old self?
<\/span><\/strong>Please just be yourself, everything you are looking for is just ahead.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is your favorite song\r\nlyric?
<\/span><\/strong>''Never going to give you up, never gonna let you down.'' (Rick Astley)<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What chore do you absolutely\r\nhate doing?
<\/span><\/strong>I hate putting the dishes in the dishwasher because of the food on\r\nthem.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you won the lottery, what is\r\nthe first thing you would do?
<\/span><\/strong>The first thing I would do is go on a trip, not sure where, but\r\ndefinitely some type of trip.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you could choose anyone, who\r\nwould you pick as your mentor?
<\/strong><\/span>I would want to have Elon Musk as a mentor because his ingenuity and\r\nhow he comes up with all these ideas to innovate this world is something that\r\nblows my mind.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Any favorite line from a movie?
<\/span><\/strong>''Pizza's Here,\" - Spiderman<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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The tub of my choice would have to be the Grandee. The reason why is because I am tall, and I need my leg room. It gives a great amount of space to enjoy the therapeutic benefits. <\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n


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The Georgia Spa Gives Back Program<\/a><\/strong> is proud to announce it will once again be a Presenting Sponsor for the Care for Cops 5K. A portion of Georgia Spa's proceeds from the third quarter will go to supporting this cause and event. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Care for Cops
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Care for Cops<\/strong><\/a> <\/strong>is dedicated to assisting families of fallen law enforcement officers in Georgia. They are determined to develop community awareness and good citizenship by recognizing those who put their lives on the line for every one of us. Georgia Spa Company will be a presenting sponsor of The Care for Cops 5K Walk\/Run<\/a> <\/strong>on September 10 in Suwanee.<\/p>","grid-image":"https:\/\/transform.octanecdn.com\/crop\/1200x675\/https:\/\/octanecdn.com\/georgiaspacompanycom\/georgiaspacompanycom_198370961.jpg","grid-alt":"Gives Back: Care for Cops"},"published":"yes","publishdate":"2022-08-09 10:58:00","year":"2022","categories":[{"id":"443169","title":"Georgia Spa News","url":"blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news"},{"id":"443171","title":"Gives Back","url":"blog\/category\/gives-back"}],"authors":[],"filters":{"years":["2022"],"categories":["blog\/category\/georgia-spa-news","blog\/category\/gives-back"]}},{"id":"531956","pagetitle":"Gives Back: Teacher Appreciation","url":"\/blog\/gives-back-teacher-appreciation","pagedata":{"preview-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_340460240.jpg","alt":"Gives Back Teacher Appreciation"},"hero-image":{"imagefile":"georgiaspacompanycom_504321232.jpg","alt":"Gives Back Teacher Appreciation"},"excerpt":null,"content":"

Teachers are the foundation of our future, they are role models and heroes, and Georgia Spa Company wants to say THANK YOU<\/strong> to all educators for everything that you do. We also wanted to recognize teachers who go above and beyond. Following a month of open nominations and hundreds of submissions of deserving teachers, the Gives Back<\/strong><\/a> program selected 12 educators as the recipients of its Teachers Appreciation program, which is supported by a portion of proceeds from the third quarter of 2022. <\/p>\r\n\r\n

Each teacher received $500 for their classroom and a gift basket valued at $200.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n<\/strong>

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Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Victor DeVine of Oconee County Middle School (Watkinsville, Ga.). \r\nPictured left to right: General Manager Adam Eubanks, Victor DeVince, OCMS Principal Matt Stephens, nominators Brinley Baughcum and Farredeh Pippin, Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed, Vice President of Operations Mike Brown, Executive Vice President Josh Kemerling and Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Leslie Coleman of Youth Middle School (Loganville, Ga.). \r\n\r\nPictured left to right: Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Vice President of Operations Mike Brown, General Manager Adam Eubanks, Leslie Coleman, YMS Assistant Principal Scott Moore, Executive Vice President Josh Kemerling and nominator Michelle Harrison. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Gina Adkins of McGarity Elementary (Hiram, Ga.). Pictured left to right: Outside Sales Manager Mark Baker, MES Principal Karla Dodgen, Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Gina Adkins and student Martin Duenas, Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed and MES Assistant Principal Jacob Griffith. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Charisse Gilbert of Barnwell Elementary School (Johns Creek, Ga.). Pictured left to right: Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Charisse Gilbert with one of her students and daughter, West Retail Sales Manager Steven Bridgers, Alpharetta Sales Professional Larry Cheshier and Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Zack Free of East Hall Middle School (Gainesville, Ga.). Pictured left to right: Delivery Supervisor Chris Johnson, Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Zack Free and Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed.<\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Christopher Alexander of Mountain View High School (Lawrenceville, Ga.). Pictured left to right: Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed, Buford Sales Professionals Lori Sharpton and Cherry Durand, and Christopher Alexander. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Jarrett Gaye of Thomson Elementary School (Thomson, Ga.). Pictured left to right: Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Dolly Gaye, Khadejah Gaye, Jarrett Gaye and East Sales Manager Chad Shafer. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Mariette Dargan of Lamar-Milledge Elementary School (Augusta, Ga.). Pictured left to right: Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed, Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Mariette Dargan and Augusta Showroom Supervisor Tim Meadows. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n<\/div>\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n

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Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Nicholas Moore of Dowell Elementary School. Pictured left to right: Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed, Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, nominator Jourdan Evans, Nicholas Moore, nominator Taylor Cross and nominator Joseph Evans. Additional nominations were also submitted for Mr. Moore but not pictured. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Katie Argentina of Sweet Apple Elementary School. Pictured left to right: Principal Andy Allison, Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Human Resources Manger Ashley Steed, Katie Argentina and nominator Hannah Hebebrand. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n<\/div>\r\n\r\n

Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Lorri Smith of Ola Middle School (McDonough, Ga.). Pictured left to right: Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Lorri Smith and Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n
Teacher Appreciation Recipient: Troy Cornwell of East Coweta High School (Sharpsburg, Ga.). Pictured left to right: Marketing Manager Tanner Tedeschi, Assistant Principal Stefanie Easterwood, Troy Cornwell and Human Resources Manager Ashley Steed. <\/figcaption><\/figure>\r\n\r\n<\/div><\/p>\r\n\r\n

The Georgia Spa Gives Back program is a charitable giving initiative launched in June 2018 focused on giving back to different organizations around the state of Georgia. <\/em>Through the program, Georgia Spa selects a charity or cause to sponsor and will donate a portion of our proceeds from a given month or quarter to that organization. The Teacher Appreciation program will be supported by proceeds from the third quarter of 2022. <\/em><\/p>\r\n\r\n


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Randall Moncrief joined Georgia Spa Company in May of 2019 as a delivery crew team member. Now a delivery crew team lead, Randall has delivered hundreds of hot tubs, swim spas and saunas to customers in his tenure and has always been a positive influence on his crews. <\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

When talking about his\r\nexperiences with the Georgia Spa Company, Randall says his <\/span>fondest memory\r\nwould probably be traveling to Canada for a few days to see how the Covana Automated Hot Tub Covers<\/a> are built.

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What\r\nare three things you have left on your bucket list?
<\/span><\/strong>''My bucket list isn't long enough to have\r\nthree things, but I do have two things on it that I would like to accomplish. I\r\nwould really like to go skydiving and overall do a lot of traveling.''<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What\r\nwas your first job?
<\/span><\/strong>''I worked for Kroger back when I was 16 and in\r\nhigh school.''<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What's\r\nyour favorite hot tub?<\/span><\/strong>
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''They are all really nice, but the Envoy is\r\nmy go to hot tub because it's a good size and it includes the lounger and the Moto Massage, which is the best part out of all of it!''<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

Where\r\ndo you like to vacation\/travel?
<\/span><\/strong>''Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I get to see my\r\ngrandparents spend a few days away and relax.''<\/p>\r\n\r\n

If you\r\nhad to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
<\/span><\/strong>''Steak, mashed taters, collard greens, corn bread, mac and cheese, and pumpkin pie with some sweet tea.''<\/p>\r\n\r\n

How do\r\nyou prefer to spend your time off?<\/span><\/strong>
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''At home or at the\r\nlake.''<\/o:p><\/span><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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What is\r\na TV show you like to re-watch a lot?
<\/strong><\/span>''I don't have one single tv show in particular, but I will re-watch episodes of Home Improvement, Last Man Standing and The\r\nRanch, on any given day!''<\/p>\r\n\r\n


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What is\r\nyour hidden talent?
<\/span><\/strong>''I don't have one. All my talents are pretty\r\nwell known.\"<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour favorite sport?
<\/span><\/strong>''I would have to say my favorite sport is\r\ndefinitely college football. Go Dawgs!''<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour movie?
<\/span><\/strong>''I can't pick just one. I particularly\r\nenjoy the classics such as the Lion King and Free Willy, but it has to be the\r\noriginal ones. ''<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nthe best advice you've ever gotten?
<\/span><\/strong>''You only live once, better make it count.\"<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nsomething you would tell your 13 year old self?
<\/span><\/strong>''Straighten up and get your head outta your\r\nbutt.''<\/p>\r\n\r\n

What is\r\nyour favorite song lyric?
<\/span><\/strong>''Life goes faster than you think, so don't blink.\" ~ Kenny Chesney. <\/o:p><\/span><\/strong><\/p>\r\n\r\n

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Georgia Spa Company has been named a Best and Brightest Company\r\nto Work For in Atlanta by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR).\r\nGeorgia Spa received the recognition in the early round of 2022 winners and\r\nwill be honored during a virtual conference and digital awards celebration in\r\nJuly.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For are assessed by an independent\r\nresearch firm, which reviews several key measurements. Nominees for the award\r\nwere rated in the following areas:<\/p>\r\n\r\n