Silja Tobin

What sounds do you love?

There’s no way to listen to a baby laughing and not smile.

 If you won $100 million in the lottery tomorrow, who or what would you give the first 100K to?

That’s a tough one! There are so many organizations, both domestically and internationally, that deserve support. I’d probably donate my first $100K to the Appalachian Mountain Club, the outdoor conservation and recreation organization that helped me fall in love with being outside. They do so much work to protect the environment and help people gain access to the outdoors.

Where is your dream travel destination?

I’d really love to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

What I do…

I recently moved to Portland and am so excited to be part of Levé and volunteer with such an inspiring community.

Professionally, I’m the Marketing & Communications Manager for Portland Opera. I manage public relations, social media, publications, and work with an amazing team to promote and share a wonderful art form with Portland.

I graduated from Truman State University in 2005, and spent the next 6 months teaching English in Seoul, South Korea. When I returned to the states, I started working for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and 4 years ago I moved to New York City to work for the Metropolitan Opera. I moved to Portland in October 2017 and am delighted to be living closer to trees, mountains, and the ocean. I like to spend as much time as I possibly can outside, and love to hike and explore the Pacific Northwest.




Member Since: 2018

Role: Committee Member

Committee: Community Relations

Favorite Quote:

I think this is how we are supposed to be in the world – present and in awe.
— Anne Lamont