Bass continues to shadow leaders in the community, learning as he goes about TDC’s long-term plans for promoting the county going forward, and getting grounded in understanding how he might best help that process along.
“I’m meeting new people and learning how things work with county relationships, and daily operations here, so it’s pretty early in the process for me,” he said, noting that he doesn’t have any specific plans of action worked out just now.
His wide range of personal interests may make him suited to the task of casting a wide net to catch tourists of every type: In his resume, he listed the following as favorites: Bicycle riding, music, travel, art, sports, comedy, fashion, artifact hunting, cooking (often with cast iron), fishing, hunting, and social hosting. He said communicating with others in many different ways and means is another favorite pastime. He lists as his strengths the following: Social skills, problem-solving, resourcefulness, quick learning and creativity.
For the past several years, Bass has been immersed in the non-secular side of life in the workforce: He was a youth pastor at First United Methodist Church in Marianna in 2014 and 2015, and was a pastor at Covenant United Methodist Church in Dothan, Alabama, 2015-2017. From 2018 to 2020, he was a social media manager/youth communicator at Rivertown Community Church, and in 2019-20 was a social media manager at Compassion That Compels. In that job, and in some of the others, his duties entailed managing social media pages across multiple platforms, designing graphics and producing videos, marketing events and more.