Former real estate executive William Deyesso has turned his attention to the world of insurance, and now serves as CEO of Buyer’s Choice Inc. William Deyesso also gives charitably to a variety of causes, including Camp Timanous in Maine.
A local favorite for wholesome outdoor education, Camp Timanous in Raymond, Maine has been open to boys for just shy of 100 years. The nonreligious camp is dedicated to character building, focusing on good citizenship, courtesy, respect, and responsibility over seven weeks at the camp, or half of that time if families prefer.
Each summer campers develop these important character skills through shared activities including archery practice and music lessons. Students also take advantage of a full woodshop, learn to tie-dye, and even weave baskets.
When they come in from a day of fun, campers bunk with a dozen other boys and counselors in one of ten simple wood cabins. Without electricity or cell phones, campers build relationships by sharing stories and enjoying nature together.
William Deyesso offers support to a wide range of philanthropic programs in the greater Boston area. William Deyesso counts quality health care, such as that provided by Hospice of the South Shore, among the things to which he would like to improve access. Members of the multidisciplinary hospice team at Hospice of the South Shore work closely with patients and each other to design the best care plans.
When people are admitted to Hospice of the South Shore, they receive a nurse case manager who coordinates care. These nurses collaborate with medical social workers to identify needs and ensure that they are all met. The team also includes spiritual caregivers who give key emotional support. Moreover, the hospice team maintains a dedicated group of volunteers, many of whom are trained to provide additional support and companionship to patients.
Depending on specific needs, individuals may also have home health aides who help with everyday processes from personal hygiene to housekeeping. In addition to these team members, the patient’s attending physician continues to be actively involved with the care plan, as does the hospice medical director.
Hospice of South Shore believes that such a multidisciplinary approach is necessary to keep care personalized and conducive to a patient’s holistic wellbeing.
Outside of work, William Deyesso enjoys staying active through a range of physical activities. William Deyesso remains especially passionate about mountain biking. The Boston metropolitan area is home to a number of excellent trails for mountain bikers. While far from exhaustive, the following list highlights some of the area’s best places for mountain biking.
1. Catamount Ski Area: Riders who want a thrilling downhill experience need not look any further than the Catamount Ski Area, which has tracks of varying difficulty that will keep both intermediate and expert riders engaged. All of the trails are single track and littered with both natural and manmade obstacles, such as launches, bridges, step-ups, and ride-overs.
2. Callahan State Park: Featuring single- and double-track gravel and dirt terrain, Callahan State Park is kept fairly challenging through natural roots and rocky sections. While the trail is mostly great for intermediate riders, some sections become very technical, so riders should exercise caution.
3. Blue Hills: Blue Hills Reservation encompasses 7,000 acres of land with an overwhelming number of routes. Riders have access to single-track trails and fire roads. Rocky and sandy sections add some difficulty to the ride, but trails are largely customizable. For that reason, Blue Hills is great for a short jaunt through the woods or an extended, challenging ride.
William Deyesso has applied his expertise in corporate management as the CEO of the third party insurance company Buyer’s Choice Inc. and as executive vice president of Winn Development, a property management and development firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to these roles, William Deyesso has also served on several corporate boards including those of V-Active Software Corporation, 320 Advisors Inc., Auto Success Magazine, Mountain Grainery LLC, and Russell Road Food & Beverage.
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William Deyesso - Successful Boston Real Estate Developer and Insurance Executive