Caryn Freas joined the Mote team in September of 2020. She brings with her over 15 years of nonprofit fundraising and event management experience. She recently moved to the Sarasota area where her love for the sea, and the animals that live in it, led her to Mote.
As a member of the development team at Mote, she oversees corporate partnerships, sponsorships and coordinates with the communications team on the organization’s digital marketing plan.
We are tremendously thankful that Mote Aquarium will be able to reopen to the public on Saturday, October 1, during normal operating hours (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM), following our closure for preparation and response to Hurricane Ian. Unfortunately, our Sharktoberfest event, which was scheduled for October 1, will be postponed. If you have purchased a ticket, please check your email for more information. Our thoughts and best wishes are with our friends, family, partners and all of those who are continuing to manage recovery efforts. Any additional updates about reopening will be provided via social media: @MoteMarineLab on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.