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


Ryan Smith

Executive Vice-President

Anna Dubnoff

Vice-President of Administration

Ethan Marx


Reilly David

Tournament Director

Annabelle Claypoole

Current Members
Cooper Arnold
Micah Cerynik
Annabelle Claypoole
Meredith Dada
Reilly David
Anna Dubnoff
Danny Freedman
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
Zoe Jenkins
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
Nick Crown
Hometown:Seattle, WA
Occupation:Law Clerk

Nick, a Seattle native, competed in mock trial for eight years. He co-founded the mock trial program and invitational tournament at the University of Washington. During that time, he also helped coach a high school program to five consecutive state championships and five top-ten finishes at nationals.

As a college competitor, Nick won ten attorney awards, including an All-American award at the 2011 National Championship. Then in law school he won the Best Advocate award at the National Board of Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions. Nick also teamed up with two VaMT alums, Marcy Coburn and Ben Wallace, to place first regionally and third nationally in the 2016 TYLA competition. A few months later, he had a first-row seat (with VaMT coach Ryan Faulconer) when Ben won Baylor Law School's Top Gun tournament.

Between college and law school, Nick lived in Italy on a Fulbright grant. Nick graduated from Yale Law School and now clerks for a federal judge in Alexandria, VA.