JC Thurman

JC Thurman

All i want to do is change the world!


For over a decade "bartender" was my job title, and I am now looking to change that.  I earned a degree in communications and in psychology for the purpose of understanding how to market myself (as a writer), and to help grow other businesses through marketing and public relations.  I hope to find a position that will give me a something to look forward to tomorrow.  I want to be ability to look forward to going to work tomorrow and to feel that I have a made a difference in peoples' lives.  I hope I am the type of person that you want working for you.


Jan 2007 - May 2013

Bachelor of Science

Drury University

Drury University is an independent, church-related, liberal arts university in Springfield, Missouri. 




• “$5 Lunch” article for Tag Magazine:Article featuring local lunch specials around Springfield, MO • “Bringing You Branson”for Joplin Globe: Written for Joplin, MO market featuring Branson shows, attractions and happenings in the Branson area • Web Content: Taney County Development project • Blogs: Content for Branson Chamber of Commerce/CVB • Creative works for college courses


• Scripting for Small Business Awards dinner in September 2014 • Mentoring process with Pam Critchfield, President: Pamela Kay Critchfield Marketing & Public Relations • “Do Good” and “Happy Birthday SGF”: Public events hosted by Tag Magazine  

Office/Computer Skills

• Completed computer training courses in Microsoft Office at Ozarks Technical Community College • Theatrical and hotel reservation systems • POS and other restaurant sales systems • Created filing systems and organization systems

Customer Service

• Over 10+ years working in hospitality industry as a bartender • Experience in generating repeat business • Customer service experience in call center setting

Additional Skills

In addition to my office and writing experience, I have over twelve years’ experience as a bartender.  This field taught me about customer service, creativity, and communications.  I can make everything from simple drinks, and pouring beer, to making martinis, and other odd concoctions, while also being able to properly pour a bottle of wine.  The following is a list of establishments that I have worked at in my career. 

Blue Man Grill, Branson, MO | Skye Bar & Grill, Branson, MO

Sullivan's Steakhouse, Branson, MO | Texas, Land, & Cattle, Branson, MO

Candlestick Inn, Branson, MO | Shake It Up Show Club, Branson, MO

Backstreets Atlanta, Atlanta, GA | 1st Ave Night Club, Minneapolis, MN

Red Lobster, Branson, MO, Roseville, MN, Kennesaw, GA, Pinellas Park, FL

Work History

Work History
Mar 2015 - Present

Administrative Assistant

Deals on Branson

Run day-to-day operations for a sales company specializing in discounted show tickets and hotel stays.  Data entry, order processing, invoicing, and customer service duties are included.

Nov 2014 - Mar 2015

Data Entry

Richmond Monroe Group

Data entry, file review, and order Processing for a company that processes Lien Releases and Mortgage Assignments (among other things).  Have to demonstrate typing and clerical skills. I also have to stay organized and be thorough in processing files.

Mar 2013 - Aug 2014

Reservations Agent

Branson Travel Office

Branson Travel Office is a ticket company that builds packages for those intending to vacation in Branson.  I process reservations and also work on customer service issues.  

Jun 2014 - Present

PR Staff Assistant

Branson Chamber of Commerce/CVB

My internship for the Branson Chamber of Commerce/CVB consists of writing a weekly article for the Joplin Globe called "Bringing You Branson", along with web content, script writing, and general office assistance. 

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013


Tag Magazine

At Tag Magazine, I am working on a writing internship covering local events, festivals, and simple human interest stories.  I am also writing articles geared towards local bars and nightclubs, along with a "Foodie Review" that I write each week.

Mar 2008 - Aug 2011

Reservations/Administrative Asst.

Branson Getaways

Branson Getaways is a marketing company that sells vacation packages to Branson at a discounted rate.  The discount for these packages are contingent on the completion of a sales presentation at one of the resorts we are affiliated with.  I worked in the corporate office tracking the progress of these packages from booking the packages to customer service.  I also worked in their OPC Office (Off Property Contact).  In this office I had more of a time sensitive role.  These packages are booked when people are already in town, so reservations and scheduling sales presentations are more immediate.  

Jan 2000 - Jan 2013


Various Bars

Experience is all-encompassing in the bar industry. Responsibilities include cash-handling, inventory responsibilities, having the ability to communicate, and being able to handle a room full of people; all in accordance with local and state liquor law.