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 has led programs in Montana, Peru, Nicaragua and Ecuador, and she served as Latin America Coordinator before becoming owner and Executive Director in 2009.

Katherine completed her undergraduate studies at Dickinson College, PA, where she also played Varsity basketball and took a junior year to study in Venezuela and Costa Rica. 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 the past five years, she also hosted Youra Moeun, a young woman from Cambodia who moved to Bozeman to complete a degree in Chemical Engineering. Katherine has two rescue yorkies that frequent the VISIONS office, and she tries to get out every once in awhile to enjoy the great outdoors—a requirement of anyone living in Bozeman.

Visions Service Adventures Executive Director Katherine Dayton

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Recent Blog Posts

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Where We Live

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Teen Community Service Programs in the United States

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