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.
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.
We’re proud to welcome six new team members to the D4 family. The talented group includes Geoffrey Buscho, Garrett Giardina, Richard Lembi Jr., Dahlia Dime, Kathyleen Bullard and William Marquette. Our team growth is a reflection of our company’s growth and we’re excited for the additional talent and expertise it’s bringing to our company and clientele!
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 is currently pursuing his B.S. in Software Development and holds several industry standard certifications in web technologies.
She enjoys giving back to her community. She is proud to have organized a highly successful, free, local health event. Did we mention that she's a classic rock powerhouse at karaoke bars worldwide? If she got to choose her final meal, she'd choose fried catfish, mac & cheese, okra and sweet tea.
If she had a weekend to do whatever she wanted, she'd charter a private jet, snag her family from Vegas and head out to Universal Studios Orlando. Then she'd live up the goddess life in the the Bahamas with resort relaxation, spas and shopping. She'd end her weekend in Miami where she'd rustle up some sun on the beach and the world's tastiest Cuban sandwich.
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.
He's proud of his bi-weekly food column. He also enjoys problem-solving at RockSport. If he got to choose his final meal, he'd choose his mom's spaghetti with meat sauce.
If he had a weekend to do whatever he wanted, he'd start with a rib eye, eggs and chilaquiles. Then he'd buy out an IMAX theater to watch Avengers: Endgame. Then he'd take a ride on a Zero G plane. He'd end Saturday with KBBQ and the world's best banchan. On Sunday, he and Tom Segura would travel to the ISS where they'd participate in the world's first stand-up set while on a spacewalk.
When she isn’t winning art contests, she volunteers at Safe Haven Wildlife Sanctuary. If she got to choose her final meal, she'd choose potatoes with melted Raclette cheese and a divine charcuterie plate. Her cats benefit from her refined palate when she prepares their food from scratch. If she had a weekend to do whatever she wanted, she'd fly to Iceland where she’d hike, cycle and maybe even try Hákarl (fermented shark).
When he isn’t slaying it at work, he’s been known to engage in art battles with celebrities. Despite the contested status of Taco Bell’s Michelin stars, Bryce would order a Crunchwrap Supreme, nacho fries and a Baja Blast for his final meal. If he had a weekend to do whatever he wanted, he would clean out ALL of New York City’s pizza.
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.