All posts by Diane @ SOFT

Diane Tomecek, President & CEO Diane began her non-profit career with The Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, Colorado. Diane’s skill at problem solving and attention to fine detail combined with her big-picture outlook make her an asset to nonprofit organizations. Diane has spent the last fourteen years working and volunteering for many nonprofits including The Butterfly Pavilion, Family Tree, Inc., The Colorado Mountain Club, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Downtown Aquarium, The Community Resource Center, The River Otter Alliance and, most recently, The Women’s Foundation of Colorado. Via these nonprofit organizations, Diane has gained valuable experience regarding the nonprofit industry giving her the skills to succeed in a leadership position with the Sea Otter Foundation & Trust. In her free time, Diane enjoys maintaining a Facebook page and blog dedicated to otter education and she is making it a personal mission to visit every zoological facility that has sea otters. She only has a few left! She enjoys long-distance running, animal and landscape photography and traveling to new locales.

Catching up with our Grantees

Speaking to Ron Eby of Elkhorn Slough Foundation about their OtterCams.

Talking with UC Davis Graduate student, Risa Pesapane, about her study investigating sea otter respiratory mites.

Oregon Zoo’s sea otter pup 805, known now as Lincoln, has a warm & cozy home, thanks in part to a grant from us.  We go behind the scenes to see how the enclosure will work & help sea otter pups beyond Lincoln.

Hand-crafted Stuffed Sea Otter Available

“Morro” the cube sea otter

Adopt this cute sea otter stuffed animal named Morro. Each is hand-stitched & a little different. You’ll love Morro as much as we do! 

See Morro & our other sea otter plush adoption options here

Our thanks to Cube Critters and Breathless Bloom (via for designing this special edition sea otter for us.  

All adoptions benefit sea otter conservation and sea otter education. See our who we fund page.