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Dan Boyts

509 N. Lone Pine
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 864-6491

Relevant Skills

  • Web design, document design, information design, intellectual property, usability, personas, and accessibility.
  • Help system documentation, procedures, and tutorials.
  • Audience analysis, and ethnographic and heuristic testing methods.
  • Brochures, flyers, radio advertising, and other marketing materials.
  • Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • RoboHelp, Captivate, Notepad++, HTML, CSS, Dreamweaver, jQuery, JavaScript, and cross-browser testing.


Missouri State University

Springfield, MO 65897 (2014 – 2015)
Master of Arts in Writing, Technical and Professional Writing track

Emphasis in Web Design, Intellectual Property, Document Design, and Usability.

Graduation Date: December 2015


Drury University

Springfield, MO (2010 – 2013)
Bachelor of Science in Writing

GPA: 3.95

Associate of Science in General Studies

Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society

Emphasis in Grant Writing, Editing &Publishing, Graphic Design, and Intercultural Communication.

Ozarks Technical College

Springfield, MO (2000)

Certificate in Managing Problem Employees and Difficult Supervisory Situations

University of Missouri-Columbia

Columbia, MO (1981)

Certificate in Greenhouse Production Practices

Recent Work Experience

Commercial Street Historic District

Springfield, MO 65802
Technical Writing Intern (Summer 2015)
  • Researched and updated content on website.
  • Created posters and compatible marketing products for public event using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Wrote a Grant Application for Federal Competitive Funding.
  • Collected historical maps and optimized them for web application.

Center for Nonprofit Communication

Drury University
Springfield, MO 65802
Professional Writing Intern (Spring 2015)
  • Collaborated with Nonprofit organizations.
  • Reviewed and revised Websites, funding letters, Grant applications, and marketing brochures.
  • Created flyers and announcements used for events with Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Created and distributed email campaigns using MailChimp.
  • Created maps and graphics for events using the Snagit editor.
  • Created a Grant template with a budget and projections.
  • Published an article, "Finding the Right Words" (p.37), in Cares Magazine, Summer 2015 issue.

Student Development and Public Affairs

Missouri State University
Springfield, MO 65891
Graduate Assistant to the Associate Provost (01/2014 – 12/2014)

Staff Writer for SDPA

  • Prepared proposals, recommendations, presentations, formal letters, internal and external communications, weekly department updates, and other business correspondence.
  • Crafted speeches, speaker introductions, and scripts for videos.
  • Created flyers, visual graphics, and newsletters using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Worked collaboratively and individually, in-person and electronically with University staff, College Deans, department heads, and administration.
eJournal of Public Affairs Scholarly Journal
Journal Associate (01/2014 – 12/2014)
  • Copy-edited manuscripts.
  • Designed academic flyers and announcements using Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
  • Created scripts for videos.
  • Assisted with audio products for videos.
  • Prepared and created other graphics and documents as required.

Professional Gardening Service

Springfield, MO 65802
Owner (2000 – current)
  • Provide full-service estate gardening, property maintenance, and consulting, disease and insect identification and control, planting services, and plant nutritional services.
  • Coordinate with outside vendors for additional services on contracted properties.


Summerfield Greenhouse and Garden Center, Springfield, MO

General Manager (2000 – 2003)
Supervisory and Staff (1976 – 2000)
  • Performed bookkeeping duties including daily reports, budgets, accounts receivables, and accounts payable.
  • Selected, ordered, and scheduled inventory production of plants and established a pricing structure.
  • Supervised and trained up to ten permanent and seasonal employees in all aspects of greenhouse production and sales.
  • Participated in sales and customer service.
  • Provided solutions for customer needs.
  • Managed conflict resolution.
  • Delivered educational seminars and presentations to schools and civic organizations concerning greenhouse practices and crop-specific applications.
  • Developed cooperative working relationships and managed compliance with City and State inspectors, utility companies, and other government agencies.
  • Identified and resolved problems with production inventory.
  • Designed and engineered structural changes and new construction for growing facilities.
  • Maintained and adjusted the greenhouse environment for multiple crop applications and targeted sales periods.

Music Production

Entertainments Midwest & Associates Productions

Owner (1983 – 2008)
  • Produced and performed at musical entertainment events.
  • Represented and contracted artists.
  • Wrote contracts and appeared with clients in litigation.
  • Planned and coordinated events, promoted concerts, and organized charity events.
  • Served on committees for civic events.
  • Created, organized, produced, and located funding and sponsorship for the Springfield News-Leader Park Concert Series, and Community Aid Concerts at multiple venues.

KDEB Fox-TV Stage

Ozark Empire Fair, Springfield, MO (1986 – 1996)
  • Contracted, scheduled, organized, and produced artists and sound.
  • Provided logistics for artists.
  • Coordinated scheduling and performances with other OEF events.

American Music 2005

Executive Producer

Music and Lyrics • Freightliner

Available on iTunes


Dr. Rachelle Darabi

Associate Provost
Student Development and Public Affairs

Missouri State University

University Hall 115
901 S. National
Springfield, MO 65897
(417) 836-8346

Mary Collette


Commercial Club

Commercial Street Historic District
Historic Firehouse No.2
101 E. Commercial St.
Springfield, MO 65803
(417) 864-7015

Dan Prater

Center for Nonprofit Communication
Drury University
Springfield Hall
900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-7443

Jana Hutchens

2247 E. Fritts Lane
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 889-7845