This section contains biographical information about the Direct Dimensions' Team. To learn about any of our great team members, click on their name below.






Michael Raphael CEO
Charlie Matlin Director of Sales
Peter Kennedy Operations Manager
Sara Ebright Business Manager
Harry Abramson Art Sales
Elaine Scott Administrative Assistant


Sean Frank Senior Engineer
John Kelbel Lead Engineer
Michael Lent Lead Engineer
Greg Chaprnka Lead Engineer


Jeff Mechlinski Senior Digital Modeler
Glenn Woodburn Lead Digital Modeler
Dan Haga Lead Digital Modeler
Jessica Brodsky Digital Modeler
Jon Wood Digital Modeler
Matt Haga Digital Modeler
Joe Nicoli Heritage Scanning Specialist
Joe Conrad Digital Modeler
Sierra Turner Digital Modeler
Ben Frazier Digital Modeler
Colin Fitzhugh Digital Modeler

Research and Development

Mike Agronin Director of R&D
Dominic Albanese Manager of R&D

Michael Raphael
Michael Raphael - CEO
Michael earned a BS degree in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech, followed by a Masters of Engineering Administration from George Washington University. During his 10 years at Lockheed Martin as an engineer responsible for solving aerostructures manufacturing quality problems, Michael co-developed the FaroArm portable CMM and became the first user on the planet! In 1995, he founded Direct Dimensions, Inc., now in its 15th year of providing rapid solutions to 3D problems!
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Charlie Matlin
Charlie Matlin - Director of Sales
Charlie has had a long career in Sales and Business Development in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas. Charlie joined DDI in 2004 to combine his professional sales background with his passion for 3D technology.
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Peter Kennedy
Peter Kennedy - Operations Manager
Peter received his BS in Art with an Industrial Design concentration from Towson University. He has been with DDI since 2004. Currently he manages the Digital Modeling group at DDI. Peter specializes in the use of laser scanning hardware and point cloud processing software. He also provides training and support services to our customers.
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Sara Ebright
Sara Ebright - Business Manager
Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Boston University. She received her Master of Music from Peabody at Hopkins in 2005. Sara handles adminstrative and marketing functions and helps coordinate efforts between DDI's Sales and Production teams.
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Harry Abramson
Harry Abramson - Art Sales
Harry graduated from James Madison University with a BS in Economics. With a background in business operations and sales and marketing he has a proven track record assisting multiple successful start-up companies. In 2004 Harry joined Direct Dimensions to develop new lines of business to take advantage of the expanding market for 3D imaging technology and services. Harry has a passion for music, skiing, and of course - his wife and kids.
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Elaine Scott
Elaine Scott - Administrative Assistant
Elaine comes to Direct Dimensions with 22 years of experience in sales and office support. She joined DDI in 2008 where she specializes in supporting the sales team. The two loves in Elaine’s life are her children.
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Sean Frank
Sean Frank - Senior Engineer
Sean is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Sean is the world's expert in developing Class-A surface models from point cloud data. Sean also manages DDI's computer and network systems.
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John Kelbel
John Kelbel - Lead Engineer
With over 15 years of professional experience, John graduated from Capital College with a BS in Electronics Engineering. Now in his 9th year at DDI, John maintains expertise in measurement and reverse engineering as well as math algorithms for processing point clouds. And he's an avid climber as shown to the left!
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Michael Lent
Michael Lent - Lead Engineer
Mike Lent joined DDI in 2004 after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Mike provides measurement engineering and design services.
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Greg Chaprnka
Greg Chaprnka - Lead Engineer
Greg was an intern at DDI for 2 years and joined full-time after graduating from UMBC in the Spring of 2007 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. Greg works with reverse engineering and digital modeling applications.
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Jeff Mechlinski
Jeff Mechlinski - Senior Digital Modeler
Jeff attended Auburn University and received his BID (Bachelor of Industrial Design) degree in 2001. Jeff has been with DDI for 8 years and also teaches Industrial Design part-time at local universities. Jeff manages DDI's Digital Modeling group and Industrial Design projects.
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Glenn Woodburn
Glenn Woodburn - Lead Digital Modeler
Glenn graduated from Towson University with a BS degree in Industrial Design in 2004. Glenn interned at DDI during his senior year before joining DDI full-time. Glenn specializes in on-site laser scanning using our 3D imaging tools.
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Dan Haga
Dan Haga - Lead Digital Modeler
Dan came to DDI in 2008 with nearly 10 years of experience in various 2D and 3D fields. His work included civil, structural and architectural design to the development of high resolution 3D ground vehicles and aircraft for miscellaneous military radar and weapons systems. Dan also has strong skills/interest in photography and graphics.
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Jessica Brodsky
Jessica Brodsky - Digital Modeler
Jessie interned at Direct Dimensions during her last year and a half of college. Upon graduating in August of 2008 with a BS in Digital Art and Design, she became a full time designer at DDI. Outside of work Jessie enjoys volunteering for many types of groups, as pictured to the left painting a house in New Orleans.
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Jon Wood
Jon Wood - Digital Modeler
Jon Wood joined DDI in the summer of 2004 and specializes in scanning and modeling. Jon is also a local musician and can be seen playing clubs in and around Baltimore. For more information go to

Matt Haga
Matt Haga - Digital Modeler
Matt started with DDI at the tail end of 2010. He specializes in 3D industrial modeling and has extensive experience in 2D design. He has studied history, art, and architecture in Italy, Greece, and England and hopes to apply his experiences to his work. In his free time he enjoys almost anything related to art and creation, including; drawing, 2 and 3D graphics, playing music, writing, carpentry, and blacksmithing.

Joe Nicoli
Joe Nicoli - Heritage Scanning Specialist
Joe Nicoli graduated from Beloit College in 1996 with a Bachelor of Art Degree in Anthropology. Before joining Direct Dimensions in 2012, Joe worked all around the Southwestern United States on archaeological digs and preservation projects. In the last 12 years, he has laser scanned and mapped over 100 archaeological sites for The National Park Service and other clients.

Mike Agronin
Mike Agronin - Director of R&D
Mike is our product development expert. He has a unique breadth of experience to solve your project needs, including years with NASA, an industrial manufacturer, and Black & Decker. Mike earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas, and an MBA at Loyola University, Maryland. In his spare time, Mike teaches business and product development classes at Loyola and Johns Hopkins University.
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Dominic Albanese
Dominic Albanese - Manager of R&D
Dominic graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with BS degrees in Product Design and Innovation, Mechanical Engineering, and Electronic Art. Dominic joined DDI in 2005 working with reverse engineering, animations, and visualizations. And he climbs (a lot)!
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Joe Conrad
Joe Conrad - Digital Modeler
Joe began working full-time at DDI in 2014 after completing an internship with the company in the Summer of 2012. He graduated from Eckerd College with a BS degree in marine science and history. He applied 3D technology to problems in the field of Ancient Greek naval warfare while earning his MA degree in Ancient History at the University of South Florida. Some of his interests include Latin dance, independent and foreign film, US foreign policy, and weight training.
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Sierra Turner
Sierra Turner - Digtal Modeler
Sierra received a BFA from Towson University in Interdisciplinary Object Design and an Associates in Visual Arts from Anne Arundel Community College. She uses her art related background to transform the ordinary to extraordinary.
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Ben Frazier
Ben Frazier - Digital Modeler
Ben joined DDI as an intern in the summer of 2013 and after graduating from RIT with a BFA in 3D Digital graphics he became a full-time employee. Ben specializes in model cleanup and refinement of scan data within the digital modeling team.
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Colin FitzHugh
Colin FitzHugh - Digital Modeler
Colin joined DDI in the spring of 2014. Colin holds dual bachelor degrees in Simulation and Digital Entertainment as well as Game Art and Design. Colin specializes in digital sculpting and focuses primarily on our film and body scanning projects.
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