D4 Advanced Media is a creative design group specializing in creating digital media solutions for trend setting businesses. We’ve assembled a team of industry leading experts to develop and maintain the digital design and marketing efforts for hundreds of businesses. We love what we do, we’re passionate about it and we have fun doing it; we think it’s the recipe for success.

John Dunlap

  • Job Title: Founder | Design Director
John Dunlap founded D4 in 2005 and brings more than 15 years of digital media design, branding and Internet marketing experience to D4 Advanced Media. John is a trusted consultant for over 400 local and national businesses and organizations; overseeing the design of custom websites, web-based applications and Internet marketing strategy. His experience in digital media development and branding can be seen across hundreds of marketing campaigns spanning nearly every industry. John is the driving force behind D4’s industry leading design team.

John is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a board member of the Nevadaworks Council and VP of Technology for the American Marketing Association (AMA) Reno-Tahoe Chapter. He resides in Reno, NV with his wife Courtney and their four children.

Grayson Laramore

  • Job Title: Web Developer | Designer
Grayson brings a traditional art background of advertising, print media, and animation to D4. Interactivity, usability, and pixel-perfect design that is aesthetically pleasing drives Grayson to develop industry leading websites and other marketing collateral.

Originally studying the art of animation, Grayson brings a well rounded creative skill-set to D4.

Grayson has a B.S. in Media Arts & Animation from the Art Institute of Las Vegas; winning awards in Graphic Arts.

Jake Coming

  • Job Title: Developer | Server Administrator
Jake pulls from his experience in engineering to fulfill the role of system administrator, maintaining D4's technology infrastructure in the office and at remote data-centers. Additionally, Jake assists the D4 team in a wide range of project tasks including web development, website updating, security hardening, troubleshooting and fixing almost anything computer related.

Jake is currently pursuing his B.S. in Software Development and holds several industry standard certifications in web technologies.

Ravyn Smith

Ravyn Smith

  • Job Title: Marketing Strategist | Account Executive
Ravyn reads minds... or at least it seems like it when it comes to getting clients what they need! With a love of entrepreneurship and a mind for marketing, Ravyn has worked with Gary Platt Manufacturing, UNR ASUN, and Duwell Medical. She currently contributes to D4 by managing client relationships and developing results-oriented Internet Marketing Campaigns.

Ravyn graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.S. degree in Business Administration/Marketing.

Merritt Lentz

  • Job Title: Web Developer | Designer
Merritt is a classically trained media artist, graphic designer, and web developer that brings nearly a decade of experience to the team. His knowledge of interactive multimedia bridges the gap between still image design, motion graphics, and website design.

Merritt looks to develop progressive and captivating design materials using his extensive experience with a wide range of design mediums and development platforms. As an artist, Merritt draws heavily upon his creative instincts to produce work that is as unique as it is effective. His broad knowledge of color theory, attention to detail and usability testing make Merritt an essential component to D4's branding development process. Merritt received a Bachelor's degree in Media Arts and Sociology from the University of Montana.

Stephanie Kendziorski

  • Job Title: Creative | Designer
Stephanie brings a unique design eye and a traditional art background to spearhead creative design and web development projects at D4. Her experience with photography and video make her a dynamic asset to our team.

Stephanie is currently pursuing a degree in Web Development and Graphic Communication. A native of France, she is bi-lingual and studied Art at the Université Rennes 2, Rennes, France for several years. You'll find her outside of work exploring the desert and spoiling her pet cat.

Bryce Smith

  • Job Title: Creative | Designer
Bryce is a designer and digital marketing specialist. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing from the University of Nevada, Reno. Besides working at D4, he enjoys dogs, pop culture, traveling, and being around people.

Bryce recognizes the interconnectivity of today's business world and strives to blend creativity, content, and strategy to give companies the attention they deserve.

Christian Retherford

  • Job Title: Special Projects | Analyst
Christian uses his experience and education in computer science, operations and analysis to help manage special projects at D4. D4's other entrepreneurial endeavors have been successful in large part because of the Christian's oversight, organization and "jack-of-all-trades" attitude. His background in coding and web development originates from his interest in technology and degree in Computer Science.

Christian has a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Sonja Rasco

  • Job Title: Administration | Accounts Receivable
Sonja helps manage accounts receivable and is our controller of financial affairs and administrative management. In addition she assists with coordinating efforts related to D4's internal reporting and auditing.  

Sonja brings more than a decade of customer service and debt collections experience to D4. She resides in Reno with her husband and 3 children.

Heather Teerlink

  • Job Title: Content Development
Heather contributes to D4 by assisting with content development and creative writing. Her experience in politics and government as a press secretary and communications consultant in the California State Assembly and as a content writer for a Sacramento lobbying firm have helped her become a 'sharp shooter' at D4; focused on client driven and up-to-the-minute content writing.

Heather graduated with a B.A. degree in Communications with a double emphasis in Broadcasting/Public Relations from Southern Utah University.

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