Interim Executive Director
Touchmark at The Ranch
As Interim Executive Director, Bret oversees all aspects of this full-service retirement community that includes single-family cottage homes, lodge homes in the Grand Lodge, the Health & Fitness Club, and independent and assisted living services. Bret also serves as Vice President of Business Development for Touchmark as well as Director and Chairman of the Touchmark Foundation. Prior to joining Touchmark, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Development of Concero, a web services technology company he helped found that provides employee benefit insurance products and online administration to businesses nationwide. He also founded and led a brand marketing company, Spectrum Development Group.
Bret’s professional experience includes serving as Director of Global Retail Development for NIKE, Inc. and as Vice President of Development at Borders Books and Music. Additionally, he has developed commercial real estate projects throughout the United States.
Bret holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance from the University of Denver. He currently serves on the Board of Maryville Nursing Home and is a board member of the Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon.
Bret and his wife have five adult children. Over the years, he has raised many guide dogs, and he currently is raising and training a new puppy. He has been involved with youth sports for more than 20 years, and he enjoys the outdoors.
I greatly enjoy exploring the outdoors, from mountain hikes to river exploration. This photo is of my son and me kayaking on the Willamette River in the kayak he built.
- Bret Cope