A 2008 graduate of PHC, Peter Kamakawiwoole and his partner, Sarah Wilson, won Patrick Henry College’s first Moot Court national championship in 2005. He went on to study law at Saint Louis University School of Law, before joining the Home School Legal Defense Association in 2011. As HSLDA's Director of Litigation, Peter has represented homeschooling families before state and federal tribunals across the nation. As the head coach of PHC's moot court program, Peter teaches legal reasoning and writing, oversees the college's unique and collaborative training sessions, and assists our varsity teams as they prepare for regional and national competition. He is incredibly grateful for an opportunity to give back to a program that was so formative to both his college and professional life.
Logan Spena graduated from Patrick Henry College in 2012. As a student, he captained PHC's moot court and mock trial teams, qualifying for Nationals in moot court all four years and earning 3rd place at Nationals his senior year. Logan graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2016 and spent the next two years in state government, serving as deputy policy director in the Missouri governor's office. He currently works for Alliance Defending Freedom in Lansdowne, VA, where he focuses on constitutional litigation.
Cole Reynolds is a recent graduate of Patrick Henry College, receiving his degree in Government with a track in American Politics and Policy as a part of the class of 2022. While at PHC, Cole competed on the varsity moot court team his sophomore and junior years, earning a bid to nationals his sophomore year and a 3rd place finish in the national brief writing contest on the respondent side. As a volunteer Moot Court Coach, Cole hopes he can give back to the Moot Court program as much as he received as a competitor. Cole currently works as an Analyst & Internship Coordinator at Patomak Global Partners, a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., where he works on projects relating to corporate strategy and regulatory compliance for a variety of clients in the financial sector.
Isaac graduated from Patrick Henry College in May of 2023 with a degree in American Politics & Policy. In high school, he developed a passion for public speaking while competing in NCFCA, winning the 2017 and 2018 Team Policy Debate National Championships and the 2019 Best Advocate title in moot court. In college, Isaac spent most of his free time competing in moot court and mock trial. While he enjoyed mock trial, captaining the first-ever PHC Mock Trial B team to qualify for the national championship, his first love has always been moot court. During his four years at PHC, Isaac won two AMCA Moot Court Regional Championships, placed 3rd in the 2022 national brief writing championship, and won the 2023 AMCA Moot Court National Championship in Oral Advocacy with partner Hope Rawlson with the best full-season ballot record in AMCA history, 37-1-1. He is thrilled to join the PHC Moot Court coaching staff and cannot wait to see how the Lord uses PHC’s talented students to bring glory to His name.
Elizabeth Ertle graduated magna cum laude from Patrick Henry College in 2015. Elizabeth went on to earn her J.D., with Honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 2018. While there, she was a semifinalist in the Hinton Moot Court competition and subsequently served as co-chair of the Hinton competition. Elizabeth was also the Executive Articles Editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum. At PHC, she participated in mock trial all four years, captaining a team and competing on the team making the school's first appearance at the AMTA National Championship Tournament. Elizabeth also competed in moot court, advancing to elimination rounds all three years at the AMCA National Championship. Elizabeth is excited for the opportunity to give back to the PHC Forensics Program by serving as a volunteer mock trial coach. She currently works as an Associate at Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C.
Sam Johnson graduated summa cum laude from Patrick Henry College in December 2014, going on to earn his J.D., with Honors, from the University of Chicago Law School in 2018. At UChicago, Sam was a finalist in the Hinton Moot Court competition and Topic Access Editor and Comments Editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum. During his time at PHC, he captained PHC's top mock trial team for four years, including to the school's first appearance at the AMTA National Championship Tournament. Sam also competed in moot court, advancing to the elimination rounds at nationals all four years and earning recognition as a national semifinalist twice. He enjoys serving as a volunteer mock trial coach at PHC. Sam currently works as an Associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP in Washington, D.C.
Ashlyn Roberts graduated from Patrick Henry College in 2016, earning the Orator Award at graduation. During her time, Ashlyn was the runner-up at the AMCA Moot Court Championship round and qualified for the AMTA National Championship in Mock Trial. After graduating, Ashlyn coached PHC’s Moot Court and Mock Trial teams for two years before attending law school, helping lead the team to two more National Championship titles in Moot Court and an honorable mention at the Mock Trial National Championship Tournament. Ashlyn earned her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where she won the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition with her husband Shane. Since graduating from law school, Ashlyn worked in big law in Washington, D.C., and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Ashlyn is excited to rejoin the PHC Forensics Program as a mock trial coach.
Shane Roberts graduated summa cum laude from Patrick Henry College in 2018, earning the Leadership and Government Awards. Shane met his best friends (and wife Ashlyn) at PHC, mostly through forensics. He was a back-to-back semi-finalist at the AMCA National Championship and picked up five wins across AMTA Invitational and Regional Tournaments. Shane then earned his J.D., with highest honors, from The George Washington University Law School, where he and Ashlyn teamed up to win the Van Vleck Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. After school, Shane worked at Wiley Rein LLP and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He looks forward to coaching PHC Mock Trial while clerking on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Audrey Millhouse graduated from PHC in 2022 with a degree in American Politics and Policy. She competed in Mock Trial for four years at the high school level and four years at the collegiate level. During her time at PHC, she competed in three AMTA National Championships. After graduating from PHC, Audrey co-coached two local high school teams with her husband, Beckett and their one-year-old, Wilder. She is grateful for her experience competing with the PHC Forensics Program and is excited to give back as a volunteer mock trial coach.
Beckett Millhouse graduated from Patrick Henry College in 2021, earning a Government degree in American Politics and Policy. Mock Trial was a pivotal part of Beckett’s time at PHC, taking over most of his personal life, and (for the most part) gladly so. Realizing upon graduation that he would have too much free time without being able to compete, he immediately moved on to co-coaching a high school mock trial team. Beckett is excited to bring the same passion for Mock Trial back to PHC, hoping to give others the shaping experience he received from dedicated coaches and teammates who poured countless hours and late nights into his development. Beckett currently works as a private insurance broker in Nashville, TN with his wife, Audrey, and 1-year-old boss, Wilder.
Benjamin Crosby graduated summa cum laude from Patrick Henry College in 2022. At PHC, Benjamin competed on the mock trial A team for four years, captaining the team for three years. He helped lead his teams to top-four finishes at the AMTA National Championship every year he competed. Over four years Benjamin was recognized as an All-American as both an attorney and a witness, and ended as the most decorated mock trial competitor in PHC history. In 2022, he won the Trial by Combat National Championship with the most dominant performance on record and was recognized as the top mock trial competitor in the country. Benjamin also competed in moot court, advancing to the elimination rounds at the National Championship every year he participated. For four years, Benjamin was poured into by coaches and other volunteers who helped the PHC Forensics program. He appreciates the opportunity to do the same for other students in the coming season.
Steven graduated in 2016 from Patrick Henry College with a double major in Government and Economics & Business Analytics. He originally became involved in Mock Trial in high school, where he competed for four years. At PHC, Steven competed on several of the school’s top mock trial teams for three years. Steven began coaching Mock Trial at the high school level in 2021 and coached his team to victory in the Virginia state championship. Steven now works in the financial sector as a Senior Research and Investment Operations Associate with Cassaday & Company. Forensics has been one of the most influential factors in his life and he is glad for the opportunity to give back as a volunteer coach with the PHC Forensics Program.
Before graduating from PHC in 2022, James competed for four years in Forensics, primarily in the Moot Court and Debate programs. He had the opportunity to represent PHC at Moot Court Nationals twice, and in 2022 he and his partner finished fifth place in the oral competition and third in brief writing. James is now serving as a Business Analyst at Capital One. He's excited to coach Debate because of how God can use it to prepare the mind, the mouth, and the heart for advancing His Kingdom.
Ryan McDonald received his B.A. cum laude from PHC in 2016. He was an active participant in collegiate Moot Court, Mock Trial, and British Parliamentary Debate, where he repeatedly represented each branch of PHC forensics at the national level. In 2019, Ryan completed his J.D. at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, where he twice represented the school at the American Bar Association’s National Appellate Advocacy Competition and won both of the school’s intra-school appellate advocacy tournaments. He was an active member of the George Mason Law Review and spent time working as a legal assistant among multiple private firms and federal agencies before graduation. Ryan invests in undergraduate, high school, and law school forensics by judging and administrating tournaments, coaching high school mock trial, teaching at debate summer camps, and mentoring individual students where possible. He now serves as an Enforcement Attorney for the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C.
Tyler graduated from Patrick Henry College in 2022 with a degree in Economics and Business Analytics and now works at Capital One as a Senior Business Analyst. He loved his four years at PHC and, without a doubt, his time competing in forensics and traveling with the team to tournaments was a major highlight. Tyler qualified to the Moot Court national tournament each year and placed 9th in 2020 and 2021. In 2021, he placed 3rd at the Lafayette Debates championship. He’s excited to support the Debate program and see what God does through the team over the coming year!
Dr. Guliuzza "Dr. G" left an indelible legacy with the Patrick Henry College community. During his time at the College, he co-coached ten American Moot Court Association national championship teams (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). He was the immediate past President of the American Mock Trial Association, and was the past President of the American Moot Court Association. Dr. G also coached nineteen mock trial teams into national competition. He was a former President of the Western Association of Pre-Law Advisors and the Pre-Law Advisors’ National Council. His pre-law students have earned admission, typically with scholarship or other financial support, at dozens of top tier law schools including Harvard, Columbia, and Yale. Dr. G passed away in his sleep on February 26th, 2019. In the words of PHC President Jack Haye, "At this moment, he is in the presence of the LORD and probably reflecting on his Sunday’s Comin’ sermon. Sunday did come for 'Dr. G.' Hopes beyond hopes fulfilled. A life fully lived for God’s Glory." Click here to visit his legacy page.