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 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

Program Highlights: Montana Summer 1

Program Highlights: Montana Summer 1

30 adventurous teens worked on sustainable farming and regenerative ranching activities, permaculture, volunteering at the Food Bank, packaging books for distribution to Montana reservations, and site preparations at a local cohousing neighborhood.
Growing the Nonprofit VISIONS Foundation

Growing the Nonprofit VISIONS Foundation

The VISIONS Foundation was established in 2016 and promotes cross cultural exchange by supporting service-learning opportunities for students around the world. The Foundation also partners with international organizations to respond to their community’s most pressing needs. Building on the Foundation’s past success, we are focusing additional effort in growing its capacity this summer.
Spotlight: Hilary Moses (Participant)

Spotlight: Hilary Moses (Participant)

VISIONS alum, Hilary Moses, reflects on the high school summer program that influenced her educational and professional tracks towards becoming a therapist of adolescents.