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

VISIONS Reading List: July 2021

VISIONS Reading List: July 2021

In this new blog series, we’re going to share five new books every three months. For July 2021, we’re focusing on sustainability, with five books to help you better understand the environmental challenges we face in today's world and the ways we can tackle them.
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Partner Spotlight: Alayna Rasile

Partner Spotlight: Alayna Rasile

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