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Christian Johnson graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations. He is currently a business manager at Bad Axe Throwing in Atlanta.


Christian Johnson came to Georgia Southern University in 2009 and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations.Originally a journalism major, Johnson spent his earlier days at GSU as a reporter and interned with Savannah Morning News as a sophomore.Johnson took a semester off of classes in spring 2012 to complete a public relations internship with UFC Las Vegas, which he said is what led to him changing his major.


One class Johnson took at GSU was a practicum class taught by Department Chair PamelaBourland-Davis.


“Dr. Pam helped me out a ton on my degree path, which was great,” Johnson said. “She was also always so cheerful, even though I know she had a ton of work on her plate.”


Other of Johnson’s favorite professors included Michelle Groover, Camille Broadway and Abby Brooks. In 2017, Johnson began working at the Atlanta location of Bad Axe Throwing, an axe-throwing club with locations throughout the United States and Canada.


He said he came across the job simply by typing in “fun” in the search bar on Indeed.com, and it was one of the first jobs to appear.


“I had no idea what on earth [Bad Axe] was,” Johnson said. “I didn’t know that people there waxes for sport. I didn’t know that you could get a job teaching people how to throw axes, but ‘fun’happened to be in the job description.”


Johnson is now a business manager at Bad Axe Throwing, and he’s currently ranked in the World Axe Throwing Leagueas the No. 18 axe thrower in the world.Johnson said he enjoys working in the axe-throwing industry because he gets to teach and have fun at the same time.


“I get to teach people how to do something that’s, number one, insanely crazy to most folks, andnumber two, they don’t think that they can do it,” Johnson said.


Johnson will be traveling to New York to work at the Brooklyn location of Bad Axe in June

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Sincerely, Southern is an experience for past, present and future students of Georgia Southern University. Created by Associate Professor of Multimedia Journalism Jennifer Kowalewski and designed by students in the department, the magazine is dedicated to the history of Georgia Southern's Communication Arts Department, as well as the alumni and staff who have made it what it is today.