While at Keene State College studying journalism, Dalton worked for the award-winning college newspaper, the Keene Equinox. Dalton won the Feature Story of the Year award for his reporting on an Israeli Olympic swimmer who served in the Israeli military before beginning his competitive swimming career at Keene State. Dalton studied anthropology at the Universidad San Ignacio De Loyola in Cusco, Peru, where he focused on the Inca civilization and made a pilgrimage to Machu Picchu hiking the Inca Trail. Before returning to the U.S., he backpacked around South America, mountain biked down Death Road in Bolivia, and explored the Salar De Uyuni Salt Flats. Dalton has led service trips for high school students to Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, working with elephant conservation centers and the Karen Village Hill Tribes to facilitate cross-cultural exchange, build new classroom facilities in the villages, and implement sustainable water filtration systems. Dalton has backpacked and rock climbed in Southeast Asia, and obtained his PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification diving in the South China Sea. Dalton taught outdoor science curriculum for two years at High Trails Outdoor Science School in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California. In his free time Dalton hikes, mountain bikes, dives, skis, and rock climbs. Dalton has been working on the road for Putney in 2017 throughout the Northeast, and has been spending his time traveling, doing freelance journalism pieces, and working on his avalanche safety credentials. He is conversational in French and Spanish. Dalton has led Putney’s Cultural Exploration Australia, New Zealand, & Fiji program as well as Community Service Fiji.
- Education: Keene State College, B.A., Journalism (minor in Anthropology)