Hi there! My name is Ellie Allen and I am a senior and co captain on the Tam High Mock Trial team. I was born in Bath, England and shortly after moved to Mill Valley. I joined Mock Trial when I was a freshman and instantly fell in love with it. Over the years I have been 2 witnesses and last year I was the closing attorney for the defense team! When I’m not doing Mock Trial, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my friends. Another one of my passions is traveling, learning about new cultures and meeting different people is such a great experience, that has shaped me into the person I am today. I love Mock Trial because it gave me the confidence to express my opinions and beliefs and also opened endless doors for me. I am so excited for this year to come and to make so many memories with my second family.
Hello! My name is Elissa Asch and I am a senior and co captain on the Tam High Mock Trial team (THMT). I joined the team when I was a freshman, and found something special and unique in THMT that has shaped my high school experience for the better in a thousand ways. Over the years I have had the privilege to be a bailiff, pretrial, and trial attorney. Outside of mock trial I am an editor for the Tam News and a diver for Tam Aquatics, and I love to have fun with my friends in my remaining time. THMT has given me the skills I need to say what needs to be said, and to stand up for my beliefs and the beliefs of those around me. My experience on the team will follow me for the rest of my life, as I explore opportunities I never could have dreamed would be made available to me. Above all, Tam High Mock Trial is one team and one family. I love my family, and I can’t wait for another amazing year with them.
My name is Aaron Gloates and I am a Junior at Tam and have been on mock trial for all of my high school years. Prior to High School I went to Tam Valley Elementary and Mill Valley Middle School. I was born in SF. I have lived in Mill Valley almost my whole life. I am lucky enough to have a brother who also went through four years of mock and he introduced it to me and had some of his mock friends come to try to convince me to join. At first I did not want to join but when I failed to get on the Tam soccer team I decided to try out. BEST DECISION EVER.
Caroline (Bob) Herdman
My name is Caroline Herdman and I was born in San Francisco. I’m going to be a junior this year and can’t wait for another two years on THMT. Besides mock trial, I also love art, any environmental or animal type studies, and playing music. But of my interests, THMT is my favorite. Not just because of the satisfaction that comes with performing the case, but because of the people on Tam High Mock Trial and the community that’s included in your participation on the team.
My name is Emily and I am a junior at Tam High. Last year was my first year on the team and I remember how welcome I felt in this close-knit, intellectual community. Outside of mock trial I am a dancer at a Happy Feet where I do tap, ballet, and jazz. I also enjoy skiing and other outdoor activities with my family and friends as well as traveling and learning about other cultures. I am excited for another amazing year and feel so lucky to be a part of the THMT family!
My name is Ian Gomez Duncanson. I was born in San Francisco, California and grew up in Jalisco, Mexico. I am a sophomore at Tam High and I enjoy hanging with friends, playing baseball, Mock Trial, Law, Nature, beaches, anything to do with Mexico, food and comedy specials. I am currently on Mock Trial and am also on the Tam Baseball team and who knows what else might come up. I enjoy speaking Spanish, especially if others don’t understand me because it gives me a chance to “teach” them…sorta. I love Mock Trial because of the amazing vibe and people who are just downright amazing. Vogie is amazing, as well as Rick, Alelie, Carey and Casey (btw future freshman just for reference, Casey’s the guy, Carey’s the girl, you’re welcome.) I love being in Mock Trial and am excited for the upcoming year!!!
Ellie Evans is a junior at Tamalpais High School. She is very excited for yet another season of mock trial! Outside of the team she is also a Tam High varsity sailor, and is the ASB school treasurer.
I went to MVMS & Old Mill School. Aside from mock trial, I also study drama in the CTE program at Tam. I also love reptiles!
My name is Mario Micklow and I am going to be a sophomore at Tam, this will be my second year on the mock trial team, I enjoy music and sports, but sadly I had to give up basketball in order to be on the mock trial team. However joint the team was one of the best choices I made my freshman year, I had so much fun and met so many awesome new people, words can’t describe how excited I am for the upcoming season!
Hello!! My name is Sydney Minetta Brown and this is my second year at Tam and at a public school for that matter. I’m going into 10th grade and am beyond excited to be part of mock trial again. Mock trial is my absolute life. For fun reading books, I read Penal codes and Criminal Law books. when I’m not doing mock trial, I enjoy scuba diving and singing.
Hi, my name is Lucy Silmore, and I am a current junior at Tamalpais High School. I transferred from Marin Catholic after my Sophomore year, and participated on the Mock Trial team for two years. I am very excited to be a part of THMT, and can’t wait for this coming season! I enjoy playing the guitar and singing, and am also very passionate about science.
Hi, my name is Max Neeley and I’m a freshman on the team this year. I didn’t know what to expect this year, but THMT seemed the most exciting to me. Outside of school I do mountain bike racing, run track and I enjoy spending time playing Magic The Gathering with my friends. I have 6 years of acting experience in muscial theater and I know I wont let the team down.
Im Ella, and I’m a sophomore at Tam. I went to Bolinas-Stinson school from kindergarten through eighth grade. Outside of school I enjoy horseback riding and going to the beach, which conveniently is walking distance from my house. This will be my first year on mock trial, and Im so excited to be a member!
Hello, my name is Isabelle Winstead. I was born in Berkeley California and raised in many places, like: Bolinas, California; Sayulita, Mexico; and Athens, Georgia. Last year my family moved to Mill Valley, where I started Tamalpais High School, as well as Tam High Mock Trial. Some other extracurriculars I participate in are: Tamalpais Swim Team, Conservatory Theater Ensemble, and Marin County Youth Commission. This summer I also visited Spain for a month to study Spanish with a program called Enforex. I will be working at the Mill Valley Community Pool as a life guard during the school year. I am interested in travel, history, and how the world works. In my free time, you could find me at the beach or in San Francisco.
Hi I’m Devin. I am super excited to be participating in mock trial as a freshman. I have participated in multiple team sports such as baseball, basketball and soccer and I hope this will be just as enjoyable. I am an avid animal lover and like to play guitar in my band. I am really looking forward to a fantastic year and, hopefully, high school full of Tam High mock trial.