Meet The Team

Marc Menard

Founder/Team Leader

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Marc founded Phantoms in 2020. He started investigating the paranormal at the age of 16 and is driven to help those in need. When not delving into the world of the paranormal, Marc has made a career as a correctional officer. He currently resides in the Northshore of Massachusetts with wife, toddler, faster-than-the-speed-of-light shepherd mix, and a clowder of rambunctious felines.

Stanley Czerepica

Co-Lead Investigator / Researcher


Stan is a retired letter carrier from the usps who now owns and runs his on-line die cast company. As a young boy he had a paranormal experience which has gone unforgotten over the years and now is seeking answers like who, what and why! He has been investigating the paranormal for the past two years and has many hours of experience communicating with the dead. He now wants to help those families with paranormal activity find solutions to their unanswered questions and give them some closure so they can live their lives without fear.

Julie Menard


Julie joined the Phantoms by accident after accompanying her husband, co-founder Marc, to an investigation in August 2020 (their first real “date night” since the birth of their daughter that previous March). Always interested in the paranormal and having seen every episode of Ghost Hunters, Julie can usually be found on investigations wearing her fanny pack, shining her flashlight randomly and chugging a Red Bull. When not hunting the unknown, Julie spends her time as a full time billing & reimbursement manager for a local healthcare company, she rallies the troops as president of Marblehead Little Theatre’s Board of Directors and being mama to her absolute greatest joy, Joanna Iris.

Raquel Tine-Melagrano

Investigator/ Spiritual Communicator


Raquel had spent the greater portion of her childhood living in haunted houses, so you might say she grew up with the paranormal.   These experiences sparked her interest in all things paranormal.   She is a medium and has a lot of experience conversing with the dead.   As a medium she also has experience cleansing houses, detecting portals, and shutting them down.   As a part of her spiritual practice she has experience creating protection jars, amulets, etc.  Find out more on her Facebook Page 

Lauren Foley

Investigator in training


Lauren is a junior investigator. She grew interest in paranormal activity at a young age through a friend. She goes on ghost hunting excursions with Raquel and finds paranormal activity interesting.

David Langlais

Tech Manager

Dave had his first paranormal experience when he was a child, but it took another paranormal experience at a graveyard in West Greenwich, RI to get him really interested in the paranormal.  It was not long after that where he first joined a paranormal investigation group.   It was there where he learned more about the subject, and even today continues to search for answers about life after death.  He served our country in two separate branches of the military.   He continues his service for the US Government to this day.  He spends his days with his German Shepherd and Chihuahua, projects around his house, and riding his motorcycle.   

Robbie Petrelis

Co-Lead Investigator

Robbie has always been interested in anything paranormal since he had a crazy experience when I was younger. Robbie has been doing this for almost 10 years. He loves learning new stuff and using different equipment to interact with spirits & the Unknown.

Joel Thoman

Website/Social Media Manager

Joel Thoman is an IT guy who is fascinated by the paranormal.   He has a masters in IT Management from Harvard University.  He works for a school district in the greater Boston Area doing all sorts of IT work.  He also works for the Handheld Gaming Community doing game reviews.  

Ryan Yeaton



Ryan had worked in law enforcement for 15 years.   After spending years investigating the living, he decided it was time for a change!   He now works at a non-profit recovery center.   He has started doing paranormal investigations as a hobby in the last 2 years. He comes to this group with a skeptical, but open mind.   His skeptical mind isn't quick to say something is paranormal, but the unexplainable experiences he has had during his time in law enforcement has managed to keep his mind open.   He looks forward to broadening his experience in this group!

Micaela Melagrano

Investigator in training


Micaela is an empath, with great sensitivity to the spiritual world. She is also a licensed Reiki practitioner and is a crystal healer. She has been developing her gifts along side of her mother.

Jess Fratoni



Jessica has been interested in the paranormal since she was a little girl, having many experiences throughout her life. She is deeply invested in all things metaphysics, and is a certified reiki practitioner and professional tarot reader. In addition, she works for a nonprofit organization out of Boston, and is a mom to an incredible kid.