The D4 Team

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

Founder and 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 received his Bachelor’s degree in International Business with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a board member 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. He enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his children's sports teams and exploring the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Grayson Laramore

Print Designer / Web Developer

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

Developer / Server Administrator

Jake pulls from his experience in engineering to assist in a wide range of project tasks including web development, website updating, security hardening, troubleshooting and fixing almost anything computer related.

Jake is pursuing his B.S. in Software Development.

Merritt Lentz

Web Designer / Graphic 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.

Brittany Silva

Marketing Strategist

Brittany brings her experience with branding, integrated marketing and communications strategies to D4. She has experience in many facets of marketing including brand management, web design, brand strategy, integrated marketing campaigns, event marketing and more. Her comprehensive knowledge of branding and marketing tactics make her able to see the big picture and help your project succeed.

Brittany graduated with a B.S. in Marketing and a B.S. in Management from the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduation she moved back to her hometown, Toronto, Ontario, Canada where she gained most of her experience and received her Certificate in Integrated Branding from the Canadian Marketing Association. Brittany is now back in Reno and is a board member and VP of Communications for the American Marketing Association (AMA) Reno-Tahoe Chapter.

Christian Retherford

Operations & Analyst

Christian uses his experience and knowledge in accounting and computer science at D4. His knowledge of accounting, coding and web development originates from his interest in technology.

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

Stina Fausone

Creative Content Writer

Stina contributes to D4 by creating supportive content for various clients. Her background in journalism and creative writing as well as her experience with edible Reno-Tahoe Magazine as an editorial assistant have helped her to become a counted asset at D4.

Stina graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.A. degree in Visual Communications from the Reynold’s School of Journalism. She is currently pursuing an Associate’s degree from Truckee Meadows Community College in Graphic Design.

Heather Teerlink

Creative Content Writer

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.