SE Group Welcomes Dayton Crites, Senior Outdoor Recreation Planner

Written by psamuelson on October 30, 2023

SE Group is excited to welcome Dayton Crites, Senior Outdoor Recreation Planner, to our team!

For the past decade, Dayton has worked as a designer and a planner in both the public and private sector. From regional landscape analyses to detailed streetscape designs, his focus has always been on building better places for people. His experience includes numerous built projects and award-winning plans across the country, including Vermont Planners Association Plan of the Year for the Walkable Middlesex Village Study and the 2018 Silver National Planning Achievement Award for the Cache County Trails Master Plan.

Dayton is passionate about his work, having overseen the development of community bike parks, recreational trail systems, active transportation plans, and other recreation planning projects in Vermont, Maine, Utah, and Texas. He is a creative and strategic planner. As a visual thinker, he constantly strives to make the complex clear, and develop plans that foster collaboration and guide implementation. Trained as a landscape architect and practicing as a planner, Dayton brings multidisciplinary thinking to all his projects.

Dayton says, “I’m incredibly fortunate to find myself working with a talented group of planners and designers who all share a common passion for the value of outdoor recreation. There’s never a dull day at work when I’m working hard to help realize visions and turn big ideas into trail networks, beautiful streetscapes, and inspiring resorts.”

Dayton grew up between California, Texas, and Utah, and chose to relocate his family to Vermont in 2019. He is a leader in the Montpelier, VT mountain bike scene, serving as the Treasurer of the Montpelier Area Mountain Bike Association. You can find him throughout the Green Mountains stringing together lost roads and flow trails into all day adventures on his bike or teaching his children to ski the east. A passionate believer in outdoor spaces, he’s always looking for an opportunity to be inspired and share that inspiration with others.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and a Master of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning degree from Utah State University. He is a certified planner by the American Planning Association.

At SE Group, we help clients create extraordinary experiences and enduring value through strategy, permitting, planning and design. Everything we do is rooted in a genuine desire to help our clients create places that provide a high quality of life and an exceptional experience for community residents and visitors alike. By leading, listening, inspiring, and collaborating, we build deep, enduring relationships with clients and communities, together accomplishing great things.

SE Group – the value of experience.

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