JOSEPH MAY, Executive Director at Touchmark on Saddle Drive in Helena, Montana


Executive Director
Touchmark on Saddle Drive

As Executive Director for Touchmark on Saddle Drive, Joe oversees all aspects of the retirement community, including cottage homes, independent and assisted living services, and memory care. He joined Touchmark in 2016.

Joe grew up in Great Falls, Montana, where he liked to spend time with older adults and volunteered at local retirement communities. He also enjoyed running, mountain biking, and honing his passion for music through years of taking piano lessons and playing the piano at his church and other events.

Upon receiving his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Montana State University-Bozeman, Joe taught K-8 music in Eureka, Montana. After he was married, he and his wife moved to Great Falls, where he taught high school band, choir, and orchestra. His last two years in education were spent teaching choir to about 300 middle schoolers. During that time, Joe also was head cross-country coach for Great Falls Central Catholic High School and coached track.

While teaching, Joe studied for and received his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from MSU-Bozeman, which ultimately influenced the path that would lead him to work at Touchmark. Although he enjoyed teaching, he decided to make a career change and moved to Helena. His skills in coaching and relating with people, coupled with experience in several positions at Touchmark and his dedication to excellence and service, are a good fit in his role of Executive Director.

Outside of Touchmark, Joe spends time with his wife and their son and three daughters. He is also a cantor at St. Helena Cathedral and occasionally has sung with the Helena Symphonic Choir. Plus, he still enjoys playing the piano and has been known to “tickle the ivories” at Touchmark.

Joseph May from Touchmark on Saddle Drive fishing in Helena, Montana

"I love spending time at Canyon Ferry Lake with my family. Here I am with two of my daughters as we're fishing for trout (or anything that would bite!)"

- Joe May