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.

2019 Grant Awards – You Made It Happen

We are proud to announce our 2019 funding grant award recipients: • The Marine Mammal Center – purchase of a sea otter life-history tag • Oregon Zoo – purchase of a scientific laboratory oven for drying sea otter samples • Sealife Response, Rehabilitation & Research – purchase of equipment to rescue Washington coast stranded sea otters • Research studies from graduate & undergraduate students: o Draven Hawk, University of California Santa Cruz: studying mercury contamination in southern sea otters o Richard Grewelle, Stanford University…

What does giving mean to you?

We know that the holidays bring about a time of giving.   What does giving mean to you? • Does it involve volunteering at an animal shelter, a wildlife rehabilitation center or a nonprofit organization whose mission you strongly support? • Does it involve listening to a friend and empathizing with their plight? • Does it involve giving a gift to someone who might be cheered by your thoughtful kindness? • Does it involve making a donation to your favorite charity and learning about how…