A boater himself for over 50 years, Don Abbott brings his expertise to every page of Bay and Delta Yachtsman magazine. A former sail and power boat broker in Hawaii and the Bay Area, Don is sensitive to the needs of advertisers as well as consumers.
Co-Publisher & Advertising Sales
Ty Mellott grew up boating in Wyoming on Seminoe Reservoir. He graduated from Hanna Elk Mtn. High and then joined the Navy. After a four-year stint and serving on-board the USS Missouri BB63, Ty was honorably discharged from the military as a Second Class Petty Officer. It was while in the Navy and during the re-commissioning of the “MO” in San Francisco that he fell in love with the Bay & Delta area.
After serving in the Navy, Ty attended college and worked for Delta Airlines in Southern California and Florida.
Since coming on board with Recreation Publications in February of 1997, Ty has been involved primarily with the advertising sales for Bay & Delta Yachtsman. He also participates in many boat shows, shoots cover photos and writes the occasional feature article. Ty takes pride in continuing to give the readership the same quality publication they have come to expect year after year.
Ty served 9 years on the Board of Directors for the Northern California Marine Association which included one year as President. He currently sits on and serves the Board of Directors for the California Delta Chambers as Past President. Ty is an avid boater to this day and is involved in supporting the preservation and wellbeing of the Delta Region.
Jean Pierre (JP) Salla
Advertising Coordinator & Office Manager
JP is a Northern Nevada native who first came to work for Recreation Publications back in 1994 in the Art Department as the Art Director. After pursuing other interests and leaving in 2006, Recreation Publications is happy to have him back since early 2013.
JP now serves as office manager as well as the advertising coordinator. His past knowledge and experience in the art department is invaluable in dealing with day to day questions regarding layout and design.
A father of two boys, JP spends his free time watching them play sports and finding new fishing spots to enjoy his favorite pastime.
An artist by nature, graphic designer by trade, Terry has worked with many different media; acrylic, watercolor, marker, colored pencil and pen and ink (his favorite). With a background in architechtural drawing the transition from artist to designer was an easy one for Terry. Attention to detail, balance in design and pride in workmanship are all aspects Terry puts into every piece he creates.
Printer and Production
Tim is a native Nevadan and has been in printing for more than 40 years.
He joined our team in 2005. He has won multiple awards for printing and design, including the prestigious Beckett award for printing twice and was nominated as Printer of the Year by the Kwik Kopy printing franchise in 1980.
His passions are his pets (6), travel, camping, RVing and wine.
Advertising Sales & Marketing
Lana was with our company for over 20 years (Jan ’90 – Sep ’10) representing Bay & Delta Yachtsman, Yachts For Sale and Sport Boats For Sale magazines, as well as Yachtsman Marina Guide and Chart Books.
In the early years while the company was in Alameda, CA you probably met her at our boat show booth or on her monthly magazine delivery route. She also had the A/P and A/R responsibility as well as H/R and purchasing (monthly trip to Costco for office supplies and a hot dog). One of her favorite times of the month, she’d fly into LAX, rent a convertible, drive down the coast visiting our Southern California customers and enjoying wonderful seafood lunches at restaurants on the water. With a heavy heart, yet wide-eyed and excited for a new accounting-based career, she resigned in September 2010 to start what would become a 9-year career with the state of Nevada and worked in the Dept. of Corrections, Dept. of Health and Human Services and finally at Dept. of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation.
In May 2019, she and her fiancé Justin moved to East TX (way east… about 60 miles from Shreveport, LA.) Some of you may remember she had been an avid bowling enthusiast since about the age of 8 years old. Her highest achievement: she and her doubles partner captured 1st place for the entire state of Nevada in 2000! In March 2020, she was completely excited to move to Las Vegas to work her dream job with the United States Bowling Congress’ National Women’s Bowling Championship Tournament.
Since returning in early 2021, she’s been connecting with previous advertising customers, reaching out to new and assisting Don Abbott (Executive Director of the CYBA) with many projects. She says “It’s almost like I never left. I feel welcomed back and strive to be an asset to Recreation Publications and our previous, current and future customers.”