Coho Leadership


Brett began his career at the Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach in 1978 and worked his way up through several positions that culminated in the management of sales, marketing and catering for the Jantzen Beach and Columbia River Red Lion Hotels. At this point he was responsible for $45 million in revenue and supervised 30 managers. With Brett as the leader of the sales teams at these two hotels they were awarded Sales Team of Year top honors. During the same time he was honored with the Marion Pericin Award for Integrity and Character. Brett joined North Pacific Management when he was named General Manager of the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington in 1997. He was promoted to President Hospitality Division in 2010, and currently serves as the President and CEO for North Pacific Management overseeing both the real estate an hospitality division of our company. Brett has served as Chair of the Board of Directors for both Travel Portland and Visit Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office.


Don began his business career with Deloitte Haskins & Sells and has been in the hospitality industry since 1985. Don worked for Red Lion Hotels for a total of 12 years, and was Controller for the Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach and soon after became Controller of the Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center. He joined North Pacific Management in 1998 as corporate controller. In 2002, he was named Chief Financial Officer for the company. Don graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Business Administration, and is also a Certified Public Accountant.


Mark Goeman has a diverse background in both operations, sales, marketing and revenue management. He was General Manager for the Beverly Heritage Hotel and the Embassy Suites in Bellevue, Washington. He later joined the management side serving as VP Sales and Revenue Management for Windsor Capital Group, Inc and SVP of Sales/Marketing/Revenue for Lighthouse Lodging. He joined COHO in 2014 as our Chief Operating Officer and has been strategic in our growing our portfolio of hotels and restaurant. Mark holds an Associates degree in Hotel and Restaurant management from Portland Community College.


Maili began her career in the hospitality industry at the DoubleTree Hotel Columbia River Complex as a Catering Sales Manager selling for over 50,000 square feet of meeting space. She became part of the North Pacific team in 2001 as the Group Sales Manager for The Heathman Lodge. Throughout the years she represented our company in various sales & marketing leadership positions to include Director of Sales & Marketing, Senior Director of Development for COHO Reservations (our online distribution platform) and Vice President Marketing. She currently serves as our Executive Vice President and oversees the sales + development, reservations and marketing divisions for our company. She has served as President for Meeting Professionals International-Oregon Chapter, was awarded the Young Leader in Tourism by the Clark County Commissioners and her work in marketing was recently honored with the bronze Adrian award for HSMAI (Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International). She holds a B.S. in Political Science, a Masters in Public Affairs and a Masters in Business Administration.


Dex began her career as an administrative manager at MACTEC, Inc., a consulting company in the engineering industry. Her next career step was to become Vice President of Human Resources and Facilities before joining North Pacific Management in 2004. Dex has a wide array of business experience including management, business law, accounting and contract negotiations. A current member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, Dex continually strives to stay updated on industry best practices, legislative updates and ever changing labor relation laws.


Prior to joining COHO in 2009, George worked for Red Lion Hotels, Inc. for 21 years, his final position being the Regional Food & Beverage Director. George’s enthusiasm for the hospitality industry grew through his love for quality service and superior food. Those two passions were brought together when he became a partner of Beaches Restaurant & Bar in Vancouver, WA. After 6 years of success, George decided to share his knowledge and became an independent Food and Beverage consultant. George has been an active member of the industry; he is a Past President of the American Culinary Federation as well as a past Board Member of the local chapter of the National Restaurant Association. In 2018, George opened his very own restaurant, The Hammond in Vancouver/Camas, Washington.


Brian started with CoHo Services as the Director of Housekeeping at the Heathman Lodge in June of 1998. Brian has worked in the hospitality field for the last 27 years in previous positions of; guest services, housekeeping, font office, revenue management, room operations, and Hotel Manager. Brian received a B.S. degree from Northern Arizona University. He has his Certificate in Hotel Revenue Management from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, is Certified Hospitality Revenue Manager though the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and has Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategies from Portland State University. He is a member of HSMAI, a hospitality marketing association. Brian also was the past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office, is currently the President of the Clark County Lodging Association, and serves on the Clark County Skills Center – Travel and Hotel Management Program.


Colleen began her career at the front desk for Red Lion hotels, she quickly advanced into management and moved over to lead the training program at the Red Lion call center. She came back to the property level as a Sales Manager for the DoubleTree Lloyd Center, and was instrumental in that property’s success in the business travel segment. She joined COHO when she accepted a Senior Sales position at The Heathman Lodge and lead the hotel to realize it’s largest group contribution since it’s opening in 1997. Today Colleen serves as our Director of Development and leads the front line sales efforts for our business to include both direct sales for COHO Services & Reservations and provides sales consulting to our properties


Joseph is the newest member of the COHO team, but brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. He has an extensive hospitality background ranging from Certified Executive Chef to Vice President of Operations for a Red Lion Hotel Corporation. While at RLHC, Joseph served as Managing Director, overseeing hotel level operations for Red Lion Hotels, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage and Hotel General Manager. Prior to RLHC, Joseph was the Director of Operation for The Resort at Port Ludlow and before that spend 10 years with OSF International as their Corporate Executive Chef & Executive Chef. His years of experience in restaurants, food & beverage and hotel operations makes him a strong resource for all f COHO’s properties. Joseph holds a Culinary Degree from Horst Mager Culinary Institute and was recognized as General Manager of the year in 2007 for Red Lion and Chapter Chef of the Year for ACF Southwest WA in 1992.