Meet Your Board of Directors

Isobel Wilson
President

Isobel was appointed our Chamber President in March 2020 after serving on the Board of Directors for five years. Isobel Wilson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and relocated to Massachusetts with her family in 2009. Isobel has over 30 years in Sales and Customer Service experience. She is currently Broker Owner of her own Real Estate Company, Bella Real Estate. She is very active in the Easton Community. Isobel is on the development committee for The Easton Children’s Museum and actively fundraises and supports many local charities such as The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, School on Wheels of MA, The Easton YMCA, The Easton Charitable Trust, and the Easton Firefighters. In her spare time, Isobel enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, fine dining, wine tasting and playing with her dog Leo.

Dr. Halvorsen
Treasurer


Dr. Mark Halvorsen is the owner orthdontist of Halvorsen Orthodontics in South Easton.  He graduated from Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1998 and has been practicing orthodontics in Easton ever since.  He believes in being an active part of the community that he lives and works in by supporting dozens of local charities, focussing especially on helping children.  He lives in town with his wife and two children.  

Scott Yunes

Scott Yunes has been on the Chamber Board of Directors since 2015.  He practices general dentistry at North Easton Dental Associates which opened its door to the Easton community about 50 years ago.  He loves to give back to Easton in various ways through dentistry, the Chamber, and other volunteering events.

Scott enjoys traveling and has visited Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Scotland, Germany, Alaska, and his favorite – Italy (where he got engaged).  He has also taken an 8,000 mile, 35-day cross country road trip starting from Boston and ending in San Francisco.  Scott lives in Easton with his wife and 2 year-old daughter.

Kris Ventresco

Kris’s passion for photography started at a very young age and was strongly influenced by his father, John.  He followed his father around with a camera in hand as a child and teen during family vacations and other events.  Kris graduated from Merrimack College with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and minor in Italian.  In addition to the course work for his degree, Kris also took many photography courses.  These classes taught him black and white photography, developing the negatives, and printing the photograph.  Having a foundation and understanding of film photography has only helped transition into the digital age.

In his time as Professional Photographer, Kris has photographed countless weddings and portrait sessions. He has also photographed events such as Frozen Fenway for the Boston Red Sox and the 4th of July Spectacular which featured performances by the Dropkick Murphys, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Jennifer Hudson, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. He has been featured on the cover of New England Bride and other local publications.

Kris recently expanded his work into the Fine Art genre.  Many local businesses have hosted Kris and displayed his work.  He also has a couple of books showcasing different projects he has completed and is in the process of finishing up one now.

“I have a unique style.  I start with traditional posing then transition into journalistic and contemporary styles.  I am always studying lighting and posing.  Photojournalism is about capturing moments and expressions as they happen, but I give slight guidance to my clients to bring out more expressive reactions.”- Kris Ventresco

Darcy Paiva

Darcy Paiva is the Executive Director of the Old Colony YMCA’s Easton Branch. Darcy started her journey with the YMCA in 2011 as a college intern from Bridgewater State University. Darcy’s mission in life is to help change the perception that the YMCA is just a “Gym & Swim” and help spread the word of their number one goal – to strengthen the local community. She believes that community relationships are the reason the Y is able to continue thriving, and able to provide essential services and programs to those that need it the most.
Darcy joined the Chamber of Commerce-Board of Directors just last year and has enjoyed working with Easton businesses to help determine to their needs and provide resources!
Darcy enjoys traveling and spending time with her family. She and her husband welcomed their first baby, Ella to the family back in June!

Joshua Peach

With over 20 years of experience in the operations management arena and an accomplished speaking resume from industry events in North America, Joshua Peach has set himself apart as a leader for best practices in operations management. As an Evangelist for Dude Solutions, Josh brings a broad understanding of management issues that spans across industries, organization sizes and focus areas.

To date, he has spoken on a host of timely topics, from common maintenance challenges to keynotes on teamwork, leadership and customer service. He is currently one of only two recipients of the ASBO International Corporate Leader Award and the only vendor representative to have received the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. In addition, Joshua has been the recipient of the MASBO Award, NSPMA Donna Peoples Corporate Leadership Award, SCSPMA Vicar Award and the NHASBO Al Blastos Distinguished Service Award.

Joshua is the founder of Be Au Sm LLC, where he provides corporate inspirational keynotes and sales training. He also hosts a Be Au Sm podcast and sells Be Au Sm t-shirts, where the proceeds of sales support services that help children throughout the country.

Josh was the keynote speaker at the 2020 Business Appreciation Dinner for the Easton Chamber of Commerce. Josh brings a lot of insight to the Board and has many connections in the Easton Community.

Joshua grew up in Easton and is a 1994 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. He currently lives in Easton with his fiancée Amy and their 2 boys, Danny and Chance.

Ed Basse

Ed is a 1987 graduate of Oliver Ames High School and has lived in Easton since his family moved here when he was 2.  He earned my Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Colorado State University in 1992. He raised 4 children through Easton Public Schools and currently resides in North Easton with his wife, Angela and his two step children. Ed has been the Vice President of Sales and Co-Owner of Albert Basse Associates (ABA) for the past 27 years. ABA has always been heavily involved in supporting the community; schools, and sports organizations in Easton.  Ed really enjoys networking and meeting new people – especially within our local business network; listening to what they need and being part of that solution. Being on the Board of Directors with the Easton Chamber of Commerce allows him to be part of a team focused on doing just that – supporting our members.

When he is not in business attire, you’ll find him walking his 3 year old golden retriever, Leo, over at Ames Estate or at the Sheep Pasture. 

Frank Altieri
Frank Altieri is Co-Owner of Shovel Town Brewery a successful Craft Brewery and Taproom in Easton MA.  Frank and the team at Shovel Town Brewery have built what started as a hobby, into a successful Craft Brewery that has won its place in the minds and hearts of the Craft Beer Community in Massachusetts.  Shovel Town Brewery has won numerous awards including 2020 Massachusetts Manufacture of the Year Award, 2019 Best Brewery Award for Southeastern MA and Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2018 by the Metro South Chamber of Commerce.

While starting and running Shovel Town Brewery, Frank also worked as a Director of Engineering at Dell/EMC in Franklin MA. 
Frank holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University.  Frank has lived in Easton for more than 28 years and all three children graduated from Oliver Ames High School.
Karin Newman
Program Director

Karin has lived in Easton for 27 years and during that time has built many relationships across all lines of business. When she was approached a little over a year ago to look at the Program Director position at the Easton Chamber of Commerce, she felt like it was a natural fit. Karin has her own business K-Advantage where offers personalized networking strategies designed to increase market share, revenue/sales and client/customer base.

Karin enjoys gardening, spending time at the beach, and playing lawn games with her family.