Welcome to the Members Section

Here you'll find information about the people who make up Virginia Mock Trial, including current competitors, coaches and advisors, and program alumni. Tryouts are held at the beginning of the school year each fall. If you're interested in becoming a member of our program, please visit the Join page.

Executive Board

President

Ryan Smith

Executive Vice-President

Anna Dubnoff

Vice-President of Administration

Ethan Marx

Treasurer

Reilly David

Tournament Director

Annabelle Claypoole

Current Members
Cooper Arnold
Micah Cerynik
Annabelle Claypoole
Meredith Dada
Reilly David
Anna Dubnoff
Danny Freedman
Zoe Jenkins
Yashita Keswani
Albert Kwon
Ethan Marx
Lydia Matthews
Julian Mosley
Abigail Nickelson
Ansley Skipper
Ryan Smith
Karen Sun
Cydne Swanson
 
Coaches and Advisors
Marcy Coburn
Benjamin Constine
Nick Crown
Quinn Etchison
Ryan Faulconer
Liam Fineman
Alex Harasty
Anya Havriliak
Natalia Heguaburo
Toby Heytens
Ryan Leonard
Tanner Pruitt
Amanda Swanson
Deniz Tunceli
 
All-American Alumni
Mostafa Abdelkarim
Mackenzie Austin
Kevin Baker
Samantha Bateman
Laura Bower
Alex Boyajian
Lily Brock
Ryann Burke
Will Cadigan
Ellen Chapin
Michelle Chmielewski
DeAnza Cook
Sabrina Grandhi
Shray Gupta
Sean Hamidi
Darby Hobbs
Steven Kanjo
Megan Keenan
Rakesh Kilaru
Maximillian Kirby
Indiyah Mabry
Cary Mayberger
Liam McCabe
Brian Mink
James Orr
Lauren Park
Lucy Partain
Alexandria Piacenti
Frankie Piacenti
Mike Romano
Benjamin Sachs
Ben Schlichting
Casey Schmidt
Rohan Sebastian
Greg Siegel
Katie Villany
Jamar Walker
Ben Wallace
Paul Wiley
Daniel Young
 
Program Alumni
Mary Kathryn Atkinson
Akash Bhat
Steven Blau
Alison Burton
Lauren Charneski
David Cross
Meredith Davis
Chas DeVeas
Nicolos DiMaggio
Raahema Durrani
Megan ODonnell
Dan Peale
Cody Reeves
Rich Ressler
Kevin Richards
Daniel Shapiro
Reedy Swanson
Thuan Tran
Juliana Yee
 
Former Competitors
Merriam Abboud
Shivin Agarwal
Elizabeth Ashton Alexander
Bailey Bloxsome
Jonathan Bryan
Jess Bryantsev
Mithra Dhinakaran
Maeve Fidler
Benjamin Fornshill
Eric Green
Shikha Gupta
Hope Hackmann
Margaret Grace Haltom
Carly Hudson
Claire Hungar
Booker Johnson
Eashan Kaw
Kaz Komolafe
Chloe Konson
Taylor Krystkowiak
Emily Laser
Brennan Lee
Neah Lekan
Paola Linares
Peter Manto
Isabelle Mayor-Mora
Sean Miller
Jared Nigro
Caroline Osborn
Savannah Page
Sonia Patel
Alessia Randazzo
Amy Rodgers
Jalen Ross
Claire Ryder
Olivia Sahid
Hannah Saiontz
Deniz Sezer
Deeva Shah
Varun Sharma
Trey Smith
Sneha Suresh
Richard Wang
Claire Wasserman
 
 
Ryan Faulconer
Hometown:Colorado Springs, CO
Occupation:Federal Prosecutor

Ryan, currently an Assistant Coach, serves as a Senior Counsel with the Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section at the U.S. Department of Justice.

From 2012-2019, he was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Financial Crimes and Public Corruption Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. From 2009-2012, he was a Trial Attorney with the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he prosecuted mostly government contracting, warzone procurement, and mortgage fraud cases.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice through the Attorney General's Honors Program, Ryan clerked for the Hon. T. S. Ellis, III, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria, VA.

Ryan, who served as Virginia Mock Trial's Head Coach from 2005 to 2008, is a 2008 UVa Law graduate. He came to UVa Law School after graduating from the University of Kansas. At Kansas, he competed in mock trial for four years, three as the organization's president, winning three All-American Attorney awards in addition to 26 other attorney awards (and one witness award) at invitational tournaments. Ryan helped lead his team to four consecutive National Championship Tournaments, with his greatest team success coming with a tie for second-place in his team's division--that is, until he helped coach UVa to national championships in 2006, 2007, and 2017.

Ryan was inducted into the AMTA Coaches Hall of Fame alongside Toby Heytens in 2021.