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Allen Levy

Allen works with architecture and structural engineering firms to provide software solutions designed to achieve their business goals. He consults with clients on the selection, installation, implementation and best practices for Autodesk Collections, Revit and AutoCAD applications.

He puts his 20+ years of industry experience to use as an instructor of Revit and AutoCAD for CADD Microsystems' award-winning training program. The knowledge he gained from his years as a CAD manager enables him to uncover the various ways in which people learn and use software, and to develop training methodologies to match. He also consults with architecture and engineering clients around workflow, installation and implementation.

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Bennett Earle

Bridget Johnson

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Daron Moore

With a history that spans drafting, electrical design, fire alarm design, and training and education, Daron brings 20+ years of experience to his clients at CADD Microsystems.

With a background in designing, drafting, and teaching, Daron is particularly knowledgeable in the use of AutoCAD for the development of architectural, MEP, facilities management, and general design documentation. In his current role, he designs and delivers standard and custom training for AutoCAD users. His experience comes from various design projects in which he created construction documents, documented and cataloged electrical equipment, completed fire alarm design, and designed cellular antennas to blend into surrounding environments.

Eden Davis

Eden is our CADD Care Program Manager and assists our customers with day to day helpdesk needs. She plans and executes the great programs we deliver through our support services both internally and externally. She started working with Autodesk software in college making games and now has over six years of tech support and leadership experience. As for fun facts, Eden is a lover of dogs, Summer and grilling rare steaks.

Emily Canada

Emily is the Customer Success Program Manager and works with all departments at CADD to create and execute programs to ensure customer satisfaction and success. She has over 10 years of experience working in customer relations and customer success.

Emily Cowman

Jacob Stephens

Jacob is an Inside Sales Support Representative for CADD Microsystems and works in our Richmond, VA Office. He works closely with Account Managers on the Commercial Sales team and partners with our customers to ensure success. He has over 4 years of experience in the software business and has been with the CADD team for 2 Years.

Jason Kunkel

Jason is the Senior Practice Manager for Architecture and Engineering at CADD Microsystems where he heads up a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about design and technology and making them work together. He has worked both in front of and behind the monitor in the AEC industry for over 20 years beginning his career as an architectural designer, but quickly discovering a passion and knack for technology. He migrated to the IT support world, applying that passion to help architects and engineers leverage technology in new and exciting ways, and save time in the process. He is one of the founders of RevitRVA, a Revit user group in the central Virginia area, and has a wide array of knowledge and experience with both software and hardware to help companies improve their processes and work more effectively.

Jeff Gravatte

Jennifer Gromer

Jessica Miller

Jessica has worked in the AEC industry for 17+ years. Her industry experience and knowledge makes her a valuable resource to her customers. Jessica is customer-centric and enjoys connecting like-minded companies. If she is not at work you can find her at CrossFit, or relaxing on her porch with her family.

Jina Noland

Jina is a FM Applications Specialist at CADD Microsystems and has more than 15 years of experience in facilities management and strategic planning services for government and corporate clients.

Justin Friedman

In his role as practice manager for facilities management, Justin guides customers in the review and implementation of facility management software. With more than 13 years of experience, he uses his knowledge of construction, facility management, and visualization to ensure customers achieve their goals. Justin has extensive experience in system implementation, space planning, and facility management, especially as it relates to key performance indicators, created by combining real estate and utilization analytics. Previous roles include facilities manager, facilities supervisor, workplace environments coordinator, IT specialist, and facilities assistant.

Kelli Marakovits

Kelli is the Marketing Manager at CADD Microsystems. She graduated from Marshall University with a Master’s degree in Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. She has several years of experience as a Marketing and Public Relations Manager and is a member of the CADD Microsystems team in Richmond, Va.

Lance Edwards

As a technical support specialist at CADD Microsystems, Lance provides expert technical assistance to customers with questions related to their Autodesk software. Whether via email, phone, or screen-sharing, he’s available to solve the challenge at hand.

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Lance spent much of his career refining his skills in AutoCAD, Revit, and Sketchup. His knowledge of AutoCAD, AutoCAD Architecture, AutoCAD Mechanical, and AutoCAD MEP, is unsurpassed.

Marissa Gagné

Marissa is the Practice Manager for Civil and Infrastructure at CADD Microsystems. Marissa graduated from Virginia Tech with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering. She has been working with Autodesk products for almost 20 years, specializing in the Civil and GIS solutions. She has worked for a number of reputable civil firms in Virginia providing CAD support to transportation, utility, land development, mapping, and GIS projects. At CADD Microsystems, Marissa's responsibilities include managing the Civil Team, performing product demonstrations, teaching classes, giving seminars and workshops, and performing consulting for many Autodesk products such as Civil 3D, Land Desktop, Map 3D and Raster Design.

Matt Davoren

As co-founder and president of CADD Microsystems, Inc., Matt is applying his diverse industry experience to assist design firms with automating their business and adapting their work processes to take advantage of design automation tools and collaborative technologies. He also is involved in several projects assisting AEC firms in developing their internal standards for corporate and organizational systems. An AutoCAD user since 1985, Matt has personally trained more than 1,000 students on AutoCAD, Architectural and Facility Management products. Matt has successfully implemented FM Desktop solutions for four years and is actively involved with several companies and organizations as a Facilities Advisor. He has presented on technology topics to the AIA and IFMA chapters in the Washington, DC area. Matt received his B.S. in Architecture from Clemson University.

Matthew Harraka

As a leader in moving the construction industry forward, Matthew uses new technologies to work safer, smarter and more efficiently. With more than 18 years of experience, Matthew spent the bulk of his career to date with CDM Smith as a construction specialist and has extensive experience with construction technology including Bluebeam Revu, AutoCAD, ProjectWise, Navisworks, SurveyPro, Autodesk Construction Cloud and more. Matthew has presented at industry-leading construction conferences such as Trimble Dimensions, Autodesk University and Petrochem, and is the recipient of the CDM Smith 2015 President’s Award for Innovation.

Michael Chappel

Michael is a technical expert and self-professed Tech-Nerd. He has eight years of technical support experience and has been with the CADD Microsystems team for three years. Michael works with customers to help resolve issues, answer questions and develop new solutions for unique requirements. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and renovating and repairing cars.

Mike Jeon

With analytical skills that can only come from 19 years of industry/technology work experience, Mike empowers architecture, MEP, BIM and construction clients to uncover new ways to best approach their technical challenges. In his role as senior applications specialist, Mike provides tailored solutions to clients that feature powerful design automation products coupled with customized consulting services.  His software portfolio includes expertise in Revit, AutoCAD, AutoCAD MEP, Navisworks and BIM 360 products. Before joining CADD Microsystems, Mike spent five years as a project architect for WDG Architecture, learning the ins and outs of the industry for a range of projects—from commercial to higher education. Prior to his role at WDG, Mike held a variety of positions with esteemed firms such as HNTB, Dewberry and Davis, and ACG Architects.

Mike Massey

Mike Motty

Nick Sipes

Nick Sipes has spent a decade working in the design and construction industry, always with one toe in the technology pool. For seven years, he worked for a major global architecture firm in their interior design group where he specialized on corporate offices and government facilities. While there, he led the BIM implementation for their interior design department and worked hard to create companywide consistency by developing standards for the entire firm. Following his efforts there, he transitioned to a small Maryland architecture firm where he became their BIM champion by working hard to migrate them from AutoCAD to Revit.

Once realizing that the water felt fine, Nick dove into the technical side of the pool by becoming an Applications Specialist at CADD Microsystems, where he currently works. Nick focuses on Revit and BIM related workflows for large and small groups, and teaches Revit Architecture out CADD’s certified training facilities.

Nick is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, LEED ID+C accredited professional, Maryland Licensed Interior Designer, NCIDQ holder, and IIDA member.

Rob Helvey

Saurabh Gangwar

As Construction Industry Manager at CADD Microsystems I focus on developing and refining project delivery for professional services to construction clients. I manage the consulting and training resources required to meet the needs of CADDs’ clients, and ensure that clients are satisfied with the solutions they receive to improve workflow and streamline their processes. I work with highly qualified professional services team to recommend the right technology package, assist with implementation, or improve procedures to further extend the capabilities of CADDs’ clients. I ensure optimal efficiency of the scoping, scheduling, and delivery of CADD’s engagements to ensure customers’ projects are executed successfully. Apart from implementation of technology solutions I am also responsible for business development in the Construction Industry. I work very closely with the sales team to bring more business for our professional services group.

T.J. Meehan

As an expert and thought leader in the AEC industry around BIM (Building Information Modeling) and FM (Facilities Management), T.J. assists architects, engineers, contractors, and building owners with successfully implementing efficient workflows with regards to design, build, and operate. After receiving his architectural degree, T.J. began his career by working in several architectural firms across the U.S. where he gained experience on both commercial and residential projects. Transitioning from the design-side of the industry, he has now become a recognized expert on the technology-side, working for one of the nation's most successful Autodesk Partners as their Vice President of Technology Solutions..……He is a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. He has been known to remodel train stations on his lunch break. He has translated ancient Sanskrit, written award-winning operas, and can manage time efficiently. He can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed and cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in only twenty minutes. He is an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru. He plays bluegrass cello, was scouted by the Mets, and is the subject of numerous documentaries. Children trust him and the laws of physics do not apply to him. He balances, he weaves, he dodges, and all his bills are paid. He has played Hamlet at the Kennedy Center, performed open-heart surgery, and spoken with Elvis…… He is an Autodesk Implementation Certified Expert (ICE) and a veteran presenter at many industry events, including Autodesk University. A registered architect and LEED accredited professional, T.J. leverages his skills and experience to help clients successfully implement Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Facilities Management (FM) solutions and workflows

Tabbetha Marron

Taylor Johnson

Taylor is CADD’s Account Executive for the Washington, DC metro area. Taylor has worked in software sales for over a decade, and has experience spanning the AEC industry, Analytics, and Enterprise IT. Taylor is a creative problem solver and takes a hands-on approach to finding the right solution to meet his clients’ needs. Outside of work, you can find Taylor enjoying the great outdoors or over his head in a DIY project at his home in DC.