- A Cherokee native and accomplished strategic planner/entrepreneur with a background in design/construction marketing, and relationship building; developed over years of running his own EBCI TERO certified company.
- Cooper has spent much of his career working with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on projects throughout the region.
- Onsite Project Management and Leadership for the $330 million dollar, 725 Room expansion project, THE CHEROKEE at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
- Lead Development Partner for two “DreamCatcher” branded hotels, to be located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina
In 2022, Zeke purchased DreamCatcher Hotels from its founder Greg Hnedak.