Kate Loveless Oyston
Oyston has inspired many with her determination and positive attitude. As a visually impaired person, Oyston has taken classes to help her become independent. Through the Allen H. Stewart Lions Camp on Casper Mountain she learned daily living skills, mobility skills, crafts, lapidary, PE, computers, Braille and wood shop. She even learned to use power tools. Oyston has returned to the Casper Mountain camp as a counselor, helping others develop the same skills. She has also developed a Braille menu that is used in parts of Wyoming.
While in college, she completed an internship with ABC affiliate KTVX-4 in Salt Lake City. She was the first severely visually-impaired student to graduate from BYU in Communications.
After graduation, Oyston worked as an apprentice at Salt Lake at KUTV-2 for six months. Her duties included assignment desk, morning show associate producer, morning show field producer and researcher/interviewer for the Investigative and Health Units.
In 2009, through the aid of the Wyoming Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Lions World Services, Oyston was able to receive the needed training for her to begin work as an Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Service Representative.