the Team


James is a principal at D3 Architects. He has been in the design/build and construction industry for the past 15 years, working closely with firms such as Donnally Architects and Vandeventer + Callander Architects to develop successful projects.  At the core of his work is a belief that good design is at the intersections of beauty and economy.  James is a D.C. native, a graduate of George Washington University's International Affairs program.

James Desarno, Co-owner


Eduardo has been in love with the Yakima Valley ever since he and his family first visited many years ago. They keep coming back, always discovering more of Yakima’s beauty, and meeting fantastic people along the way. He has always wondered why the area still feels like a secret sunny paradise. As a technologist and real estate entrepreneur, he is keen on further investing in the development of the area and spreading the word about all the great places to visit in Yakima Valley. Professionally, Eduardo is a co-founder of Faira.comD3 Design/Build, and previously a software engineering manager at eBay and Microsoft.

Eduardo Oliveira, Co-owner


Karissa is Yakima native that has long been partial to the wine and events industry.  Graduating from Central Washington University with a Bachelors in Information Technology and Administrative Management with a minor in Project Management gave her a solid platform in business management and project and event planning. Working with several largely known local companies in leadership roles has given her the experience, driving force and guidance that united her with Freehand Cellars.

Karissa Brandhagen, General Manager & Partner