Katherine Dayton

Director & Owner

Visions Service Adventures Executive Director Katherine Dayton

Katherine’s commitment to VISIONS emerged during her first season in 1996 as a leader in the Dominican Republic. She has also led programs on the Montana Blackfeet Reservation, Peru, Nicaragua and Ecuador, and she served as Latin America Coordinator before becoming owner and Executive Director in 2009.

Katherine earned undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Policy Studies at Dickinson College, PA, where she also played Varsity basketball. She took a junior year to study conservation and social issues in Venezuela and Costa Rica, where she also progressed her Spanish language skills (which are still in practice!). She later earned an MBA from the University of Montana, and focused her thesis on corporate social responsibility. Before joining VISIONS full-time in 2007, Katherine worked with a start-up tech firm and also did contract work for environmental nonprofits.

Katherine is a Montanan who enjoys sharing her home state and her home with plenty of year-round VISIONS visitors. For five years, she also hosted Youra Moeun, a young woman from Cambodia who moved to Bozeman to complete a degree in Chemical Engineering. Katherine tries to get out regularly to enjoy the great outdoors—a requirement of anyone living in Bozeman, and whether rain, shine or snow.

Visions Service Adventures Executive Director Katherine Dayton

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Recent Blog Posts

Spotlight: Marvin Mastin, VISIONS Leader

Spotlight: Marvin Mastin, VISIONS Leader

From 1992 to today, VISIONS leader Marvin Mastin has led trips to Vietnam, the British Virgin Islands, the Montana Blackfeet Reservation, and everywhere in between! Let’s learn more about Marvin’s intimate & unique VISIONS experience.
Spotlight: Cecilia Boyers, VISIONS Alum

Spotlight: Cecilia Boyers, VISIONS Alum

Let’s hear from Cecilia Boyers! This multi-talented VISIONS alum is a veteran of five programs, holds two master’s degrees, and is an aerial silk acrobat, masterful banjo player, and new mom!
Spotlight: Michael Sano, former program director

Spotlight: Michael Sano, former program director

Former VISIONS Director Michael Sano reflects on his Nicaragua and Dominican Republic experiences, shares about his life back home, and what it takes to make the world a better place.
Spotlight: Ashlin Ivester

Spotlight: Ashlin Ivester

VISIONS Alum Ashlin Ivester reflects on her Dominican Republic experience, prepares for VISIONS Peru, and shares about her volunteer project back home.