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.  He made the discovery during the Fort Knox investigation that he is sensitive to spirit energies.  When not delving into the world of the paranormal, Marc has made a career as an Aviation Officer for the Massport Authority. 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.

Robbie Petrelis

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.

Julie Menard

Team Mom/Investigator

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. Raquel is also a Reiki practitioner, and does Crystal Healing. Find out more on her Facebook Page 

Micaela Maisey

Social Media Manager/Investigator


Micaela started her love and interest for the paranormal at a young age while watching her family interact and investigate with spirits. She has participated in paranormal investigations for the last 10 years up and down the east coast.  She has no plans of stopping. Micaela's day job has her working at a crystal shop in Salem, as well as being a Master Reiki practitioner.

Stanley Czerepica

Lead Investigator


Stan is a retired letter carrier from the USPS who now owns and runs his on-line hot wheels 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 four 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 in peace.

Ryan Yeaton

Tech Manager/Investigator


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!

Joel Thoman

Website Manager/ Financial 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.  

Jess Fratoni

Investigator/ Case Manager


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.

Nina Venezian Doran

Investigator in Training


Nina is a Psychic Medium in the oldest witch shop in the United States. She has been an empath her entire life. Her earliest memories of communicating with Spirits started when she was just 7 years old. She began her mediumship work with Tarot cards. Nina is also proficient with a pendulum and a Ouija board. She has lived in houses that were very spiritually active. As a result she has made a habit of doing house cleansings, making protection sacheets and oils.