We’re once again excited to introduce you to another new member of our CVI team – Hollie Conde. Hollie is stepping into the Legislative and Public Lands Coordinator position where she will responsible for advocating for the protection of Idaho’s public lands and advancing and defending conservation and voting rights policy in the Idaho State Legislature.
Hollie grew up on the Colorado New Mexico border in a small town with more cows than people. There she learned how to fly fish, snowboard, and keep wildlife out of the garden. She moved to Idaho in 2012.
Hollie got her start in conservation while working as a whitewater raft guide in the Southwest. Guiding gave her the opportunity to teach clients about the delicate ecosystems in the area, as well as the balance between industry and the environment. After moving to Idaho, Hollie was introduced to the political arena through her work at the Boise Metro Chamber. She continued her involvement with state and local politics after leaving the Chamber to work for the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley in late 2017.
At the Land Trust, Hollie managed development and communications efforts, advancing the preservation of open space in a rapidly growing valley. While there, she worked with agencies, private landowners and grassroots organizations to create recreation access, protect habitat, and preserve working lands.
Hollie volunteers for her neighborhood association and other nonprofits, and is part of the 2020-2022 class of Leadership Boise. She holds a B.A. in English with an emphasis on secondary education from Fort Lewis College and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Boise State University.
Hollie stays busy by writing and testing new recipes in her kitchen, watching football and hockey, and trying to keep up with her 4 year old daughter on the trails. She gets out to enjoy Idaho’s beautiful lands and waters as much as possible.