Karyn Lyman
Karyn Lyman
Advancement Director
Mission Driven

Karyn is the Advancement Director at the Philadelphia Outward Bound School, where she is eager to help develop a love of the natural world for thousands of urban students in the region.

Prior to joining POBS in June 2017, Karyn served the arts and culture sector for 20 years, most recently as an independent management and fundraising consultant. She has worked with some of the nation’s leading theatre organizations, including Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Theatre Development Fund, as well as multiple mid-sized organizations in Philadelphia and New York.

A 12-year resident of Philadelphia, Karyn is excited to move her professional setting to the great outdoors and reconnect with her earlier adventures: skiing, hiking, and camping in state and national parks. She serves on the Development Committee of the Philadelphia Free School, a democratic, self-directed independent school that, like Outward Bound, embraces and nurtures self-reliance, leadership, and service to community.

Karyn received her MFA in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama and her BA in English from Barnard College.