Trendsetter to Know: Derek Bond, Guest Experience Manager at L’Auberge de Sedona

Name: Derek Bond

Twitter: @LaubergeSedona

Facebook: @laubergedesedona

Instagram: @laubergesedona


Age: 36

Title: Guest Experience Manager

Married/Single: Soon to be married

Kids: 3

City you live in: I live in Sedona, Red Rock Country.

A typical day in my life includes… A typical day in my life outside of work includes any Sedona activity that allows me to be immersed in The Red Rocks. From Swimming in Oak Creek to mountain biking or hiking throughout the Red Rocks themselves, outside is where you will find me.

I was born…  I was born in Phoenix, Az.

My favorite thing about Arizona… My favorite thing about Arizona is the playground of trails, canyons, creeks and beautiful mountains found in Northern Arizona

I’m listening to… I’m listening to 100.1, The Gulch. A local radio station.

My family… My family is what motivates me and inspires me to be a better man.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be the 1927 Yankee’s. I played Baseball throughout college and my love for the sport is just as strong now as it was then.

One thing I cannot live without… One thing I cannot live without is caffeine.

When I was younger, I wanted to be… When I was younger, I wanted to be a Professional Baseball Player.

I’m inspired by… I’m inspired by those around me who find and pursue their passions.

The one person who motivates me is… The one person who motivates me is my son.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…

The perfect day would be… The perfect day would start early in the morning, rock climbing at sunrise. After the sun is up, I would head home and load up the car for a day at the creek with my kids. Once we’re revitalized by the creek we’ll enjoy a sunset mountain bike ride. We’ll arrive home and I’ll have a restful night by the fire with my fine lady.

My first job was…Harkins Theater. My first job was at Harkins Theater. If you need a visual, I was rocking a bow-tie, suspenders, cummerbund and all!

My favorite escape… My favorite escape is getting lost in the Red Rocks.

My life… My life revolves around work and family.

I’m currently working on… I’m currently working on taking Guest Experience to the next level here at L’Auberge de Sedona.

Always…Always moving.

Never… Never take anyone close to you for granted.

Favorite Quote… My favorite quote is, “It’s the little things that make a big difference.” Says the guy who is only 5’5.

Biggest Dream… My biggest dream is raising kids that are better than yourself.

My Pet Peeve(s)… My Pet Peeves are most things on Social Media.

Bio-on yourself/company: L’Auberge de Sedona is at the center of it all, inspired by the tranquil city and its power to create change. Everything is done with intention, each amenity fine-tuned to create unforgettable moments. When you journey here, the possibilities are endless.

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