2018 - 2019
President, Class of 2019
Kurt is a Philosophy and Communication Studies major. Kurt hails from La Center, WA (Population 3000) and enjoys all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Kurt plans on becoming a criminal defense attorney and hopes to one day work with the Innocence Project.
Vice President, Class of 2021
Luke Pfister is from Redmond, Washington. Luke joined mock trial in 2017 - 2018. He has not declared his major yet, but is leaning towards Psychology.
In his free time, Luke enjoys playing the guitar, hanging out with his dog, and procrasinating. If you think you can beat Luke in the classic game of FIFA, you are incorrect.
Tournament Director, Class of 2021
Hailing from Seattle, Maggie Kruzner is pursuing a double major in Criminal Justice and Political Science, and a minor in German.
Maggie has a passion for doing her homework, reading the US Constitution, and memorizing objection numbers. When Maggie isn't going mock trial crazy, you can catch her playing intramural volleyball, eating potatoes of any variety, or binge-watching Parks and Rec.
2018 - 2019
Interim Head Coach
Dr. Gumbhir is an associate professor of sociology and criminology. He teaches a variety of courses, including Research Methods, Social Issues in Film, Social History of Rock and Roll, and Inequality, Crime, and Urban Life.
Dr. Gumbhir was a former assistant coach of the Gonzaga Mock Trial program and has returned to the program as the interim Head Coach. Dr. Gumbhir specializes in speaking and presenting and witness development.
David Bingaman, Esq.
David is a licensed attorney with over a decade of experience. He is a former Gonzaga mocker and has experience as an attorney, mocker, and coach.
David is a local businessman, and is the founder of Northwest Corporate Counsel, which provides corporate counsel to various local businesses.
Daisy is a licensed attorney and former public defender. She has experience as an attorney, mocker, and coach. She mocked for Gonzaga from 2004 - 2007, and has over eight years of coaching experience.
Prior to joining Gonzaga's coaching staff, she coached EWU's mock trial team for three seasons. After coaching five seasons with Gonzaga, Daisy is taking a break to focus on her studies, but will continue to offer assistance for tournaments and for the website.
While coaching the program, you'd often find her taking photos at competitions or carrying the program's snack bag. She has two pet rabbits and is an avid blackjack player.