Community Relations & Communications

Sofie Wachtmeister

Sofie Wachtmeister

Marketing Manager

Sofie serves as the Marketing Manager in the Community Relations & Communications department. Sofie is responsible for helping create advertisements for the aquarium and placing those ads in various outlets around the area. She also assists with communications plans for major events and future exhibits, project management and event planning of some aquarium and fundraising events, and maintains the organization’s social media sites.

Sofie completed the Marketing, Public Relations & Donor Relations internship at Mote in the summer of 2014, assisting the Community Relations & Communications and Development departments with various duties. She returned to Mote fresh out of college in June of 2015, ready to get her feet wet (literally!).

Sofie also serves on the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce's Sarasota Young Professionals Group Board of Directors as the Membership Recruitment Chair, where she assists with reaching new and potential members, and helps implement quarterly new member events.


B.A. in Public Relations with a minor in Communication from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.