Max Hewes

Ranch Manager

Matthew Dayton from Visions Service Adventures

Born and raised in Southwest Idaho, Max Hewes grew up both in the booming capital city of Boise and the surrounding agricultural community.

As a young adult the whole whole country served as a classroom. Homesteading in the arid desert of Northern New Mexico, weathering storms and growing vegetables in Southern Louisiana, building community gardens for immigrant populations in Louisville, Kentucky, and operating a farm of his own in California were but a prelude to a passionate pursuit of sustainable forestry.

For the last six years Max has been the owner and operator of his own mobile lumber mill and has worked as a logger and sawyer in California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Working in many forests and many family-run sawmill operations has instilled a sense of wonder and urgency. Max has a passion for educating about forest soils and systems, sharing his hopes for a more vibrant and diverse forest economy.

 

Starting as a VISIONS leader and carpenter in 2017, he went on to lead youth trail crews for a season with the Montana Conservation Corp in 2018, and returned to direct the VISIONS Northern Cheyenne program in 2019. Now as the VISIONS Ranch Manager as well as leader of the 2020 Fall Gap program, Max offers a wide array of agricultural, silvicultural and social context to fit our program into a national and global context.
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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.