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Our team


Karyn Chin
Partner & Leadership Director

Karyn finds joy when she is helping people find opportunities to lead and building strong communities. Karyn has a background in advocacy, leadership development, and communications. By bringing her experience as a fundraiser and grassroots organizer, Karyn has been running and winning campaigns in Wyoming since 2016. 


Karyn co-founded Mountain Movement Strategies with longtime friend, mentor, and colleague Skye Schell to reach a shared dream -- developing talented and effective civic leaders across the state in order to build a Wyoming that works for the next generation.


This year, Karyn will be moving into a tiny home with her daughter and making questionably useful things out of clay. 

A close-up photo of Karyn Chin, Partner and Leadership Director

Grant Gallaher
Project Manager

Grant is passionate about getting more people and communities involved in WY leadership, politics, and advocacy. He brings a wealth of experience in leadership development and community organizing in addition to a background in ecology and environmental analysis.


Grant enjoys recreating on public lands, acting in community theater, and meeting new people.

A portrait of Grant Gallaher in front of the state capitol in Cheyenne, WY.

Skye Schell
Founder & Partner

Skye dreamed of running a campaign management firm for 15 years. While learning political campaigns as a volunteer, he worked in social services, developed policy and projects with rural, urban, and Tribal communities, and served as executive director of a nonprofit. Skye has managed and won campaigns for candidates and ballot measures including raising $10M for wildlife crossings and $20M for housing.


Skye launched Mountain Movement Strategies with Karyn in 2023, building a values-based campaign management firm that can grow and sustain new political talent and help forward-thinking leaders win across many election cycles.


Skye enjoys spreadsheets, facilitating effective meetings, running, climbing, hunting, and spending time with his wife, daughter, and dog.

A portrait of Skye Schell smiling in evening sun in Wyoming
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