Our Team

D4 Advanced Media is a creative design group specializing in creating digital media and product development solutions for trendsetting businesses. We’ve assembled a team of industry-leading experts to create and develop digital marketing and product development strategies 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

  • jobtitle: Founder | Design Director

John Dunlap, President and founder of D4, started the company in 2005 and brings more than 20 years of digital media design, product development, and Internet marketing experience to D4 Advanced Media.

John is a trusted consultant for hundreds of businesses and organizations; overseeing the design and development of Internet marketing strategies, custom websites, web-based applications, and new product launches. His entrepreneurial endeavors have led to the creation of several successful business ventures, most notably in the shooting sports and retro video gaming industries. John is the driving force behind D4’s industry leading design and product development team.

John is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno where he earned a bachelor’s in international business and marketing. He is a board member of the Nevadaworks Workforce Development Council and a longstanding Board Member of the American Marketing Association (AMA) Reno-Tahoe Chapter.

He resides in Reno, NV with his wife Courtney and their four children.

Outside of work John finds inspiration by spending time with his family, and volunteering in his church. Once the kids are in bed – you’ll find him restoring and maintaining a collection of vintage British cars, planning his next wild-game hunt, or learning a new skill.

The song that gets John to bust a move on the dance floor is “Start Me Up” by the Rolling Stones

His personal motto is, "ideas and thoughts are nice, but execution is everything". He finds there are so many great ideas, yet, so few great executions - because execution is hard.
“Whatever you do, do it well. Do it so well that when people see you do it, they will want to come back and see you do it again, and they will want to bring others and show them how well you do what you do.” Walt Disney

Garrett Giardina

  • jobtitle: Sales & Operations Team Lead

Garrett is the Sales & Operations Team Lead to our Special Project’s Team. As a curator and operation’s associate, he brings a keen sense of detail and strong research skills to D4. Garrett has over 15 years of experience in customer service and spent time working as a real estate investor and in property management. He advances D4’s special projects down our path of continual growth.

Outside of the office, Garrett loves spending time with his family, embarking on new home improvement projects, taking a trip up the mountains to snowboard and exploring OHV trails in his Polaris Razor.

If you find Garrett running out of the room in fear, there must be a black widow near.

“Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me!” -- Michael Scott

J.P. Faulkner

  • jobtitle: Logistics and Operations Lead

J.P. is a Logistics and Operations Lead on D4's Special Projects Team. After graduating from Lassen High School in Susanville CA, JP attended the University of Oregon where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Physiology.

While earning his degree, he worked part-time at the local Cabela’s where he found and developed a greater appreciation for the outdoors and conservancy. After graduation, JP decided to move back to the Reno area to be closer to family and friends. He transferred to the local Cabela’s and was eventually promoted to a Lead position, which he maintained for 2 years until finding a better opportunity with the D4 team.

When not at work, you can find JP outdoors either hunting, golfing, shooting or just taking a hike with his girlfriend Ariel and dog Moose. JP has hunted big and small game in most of the western states and has been successful on most occasions. He made All-League on his golf team during high school and continues to make it out to a course 2 times a week.

When “Big Poppa” by the Notorious B.I.G comes on, J.P can be seen busting a move on the dance floor, for sure.

“They’ve done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.” The Anchorman film

William Marquette

  • jobtitle: Sales & Marketing Specialist

Will is a Marketing Associate and Curator for D4's Special Projects Team. After graduating high school, Will went to study at Feather River College in Quincy, California and received both Associates of Arts Science and Associate of Science Transfer degrees.

After FRC, he continued his business education in Torino, Italy at the School of Business Administration, of the University of Torino. After leaving Italy, he transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 2019.

Will is decent at accents, considers himself a ping pong connoisseur and can do the Minnesota Vikings Gjallarhorn noise with little to no preparation.
Will’s free time outside of work is primarily spent recreating outdoors. During the summertime, he enjoys fishing, backpacking, and boating with friends in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. His fall and winter months are normally spent hunting and skiing in various parts of the Western U.S.

If the song “Apple Bottom Jeans” by T-Pain is being played and Will is present, he will surely bust a move on the dance floor.

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” -Heraclitus

James Martineau

  • jobtitle: Buyer & Operations Associate

James is a Buyer & Operations Associate on D4's Special Projects Team. He served in the United States Army from 2008 through 2014. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and recently received his Master of Arts in history at Southern New Hampshire University.

James considers himself a music and film critic and enjoys traveling and honing in his target shooting skills at the gun range.

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” Thomas Jefferson

Whip Villarreal

  • jobtitle: Creative Writer & Operations Associate

Whip is a Creative Writer and Operations Associate on D4's Special Projects Team. He graduated from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He considers himself an all-around media professional and has had his work published in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal as well as regional magazines and newspapers throughout the Sierras and Northern Nevada.

Whip considers himself the “Jack of all trades and the master of few.” However, he has been told he is good at impersonations and making people laugh.

His hobbies include restoring his 1977 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, traveling and when he’s not doing that, he enjoys spending his time with his family and friends. He is also a nerd for anything Batman related and considers himself an avid fan of film, cinema, and television.

He can be found getting his boogie on when music from the seventies is played, but he considers his theme song to be Strawberry Letter 23 by The Brothers Johnson.

“You either get busy living or get busy dying.” The Shawshank Redemption

Sonja Rasco

  • jobtitle: Office Administration | Accounts Receivable

Sonja is our Office Administrator and resident superhero. She brings strength, structure, and warmth to our office and clients. Her extensive knowledge base includes 16 years of clerical experience and a business certification with a background in collections, data entry, and small claims processing. She is an administrative expert and continues her education in human resources and employment placement.

Her skills are masterclass in customer service, accounts receivable and internal reporting. Her husband and three children are her foundation, motivation, and heart. I think we’d all agree that Sonja’s caring, protective and loving personality creates a motherly persona for all of us here in the office.

Beyond her dedication to work, Sonja enjoys making memories with her family, reading a good book or adding new items to her marvel collection.

Mel Carter’s, “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” is one of Sonja’s favorite tunes that you will surely find her dancing to.

“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” -- Julie Allen

Brandon Wenschlag

  • jobtitle: Curator and Operations Associate

Brandon is a Curator and Operations Associate on D4's Special Projects Team. He was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Brandon moved to Reno in 2008. After graduating high school in 2011, he worked as a ride-along for a truck driver, traveling the country.

In 2014 Brandon started attending college at Truckee Meadows Community College and eventually got his Associate of Arts in History. After TMCC, he transferred to the University of Nevada-Reno where he majored in History and minored in Archeology.

Brandon spent a semester studying abroad in Viterbo, Italy at Università degli Studi della Tuscia. He traveled across Europe and even made his way to Israel and Malta. In 2018, Brandon graduated from UNR and helped his family business for a year.

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln

Jacob Hejny

  • jobtitle: Web Developer

Jacob brings an experience and knowledge base to D4 as a web developer/technologist. He is a 10-year veteran in the marketing and web development world, having worked with marketing agencies around the country on local, national and global projects.

He brings an extensive skill set in the web development and design world with a proficiency in HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL. Jacob is our go-to technology guru in the office.
When he’s not behind the computer screen, he enjoys landscaping, fishing, and conquering the trails with his companion foxtail, his adorable black lab.

Is a hotdog a sandwich? This highly debatable topic is still a mystery, but Jacob uses an analogy to help us understand his take on it. A hot dog is to a sandwich as a sub is to a cheeseburger.

“Opportunity depends on those who embrace the challenge.”

Grayson Laramore

  • jobtitle: 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.

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