Degree: Bachelor’s of Science: Elementary Education (State & World Connections Concentration), Ball State University

Experience: On her path to become a teacher, Payton fell in love with the Boys & Girls Club movement. Before joining the team at the Ferguson Crestmont Club in November 2020 as the Academic Success Director, Payton served as an Elementary Co-Coordinator at the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. Payton has many years of experience working with youth as she has served at the YMCA and a family safety shelter. 

Favorite Quote:Dreams are only dreams until you wake up and make them real.” – Ned Vizzini

Hobbies: Payton loves cooking and baking, camping, watching musicals, and curling up on the couch with a good book. 

Did you know?: Payton can recite the alphabet…backwards?!