Meet Shevawn Von Tobel

As the new Communications Director at Conservation Voters for Idaho, Shevawn will develop and implement an engaging and impactful communications strategy for the organization.


Born and raised in the urban wilderness of Las Vegas, Nev., Shevawn knows firsthand the importance of open spaces, protected landscapes and clean air and water. Although she was raised in the city, Shevawn’s family spent free time outdoors – camping, fishing and hiking throughout the west, including several parts of Idaho. Some of Shevawn’s favorite childhood memories include biking and fishing along the Snake River, and she’s thrilled to be back in the Treasure Valley to serve in her new communications role at CVI.

Shevawn is looking forward to developing successful communications strategies that will advance CVI’s work on clean energy and water and public lands while actively engaging voters to take action on behalf of the issues they care about. As CVI’s new communications director, Shevawn will be in charge of not only telling the story of the organization but of the people, wildlife and lands that our work impacts.


Shevawn recently earned her master’s degree in journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to graduate school, Shevawn was the communications and outreach manager for Friends of Nevada Wilderness, a statewide nonprofit organization working to preserve and protect wilderness areas throughout Nevada. She directed communications for a wide range of issues including legislative wilderness and national monument campaigns, state legislative efforts to establish a Public Lands Day and an Office of Outdoor Recreation and defense campaigns to halt public land takeovers. Most notably, she helped found and launch the Nevada Outdoor Business Coalition with Patagonia, REI and Nevada small business owners to speak on behalf of the outdoor recreation industry in the state.

She looks forward to utilizing her newly acquired skills in strategic communications, videography, graphic design, data visualization and podcasting to visually and verbally tell the conservation and environmental stories of Idahoans.

Shevawn loves to backpack and fly fish and is always open to exploring new places. She’s particularly looking forward to exploring the outdoor gems of Idaho. We hope you join us in welcoming her to Idaho – drop her a line and let her know your favorite spots to explore – she promises she won’t tell anyone.