Executive Editor/News Director – J.D. Montgomery accidentally stumbled into the world of entertainment when he first joined the Yak’s team all the way from the isle of St. Maarten. Entertainment media is probably the last place you’d expect a healthcare professional to wind up in, but YakkityYaks is where he’s at. J.D. used his fast-paced learning style to quickly further himself as one of the Yak’s top entertainment contributors. J.D. is an avid fan of television, movies, and music and his passion for the exciting world of entertainment translates into his wide array of reports. He has helped secure the Yak as a recognizable name and continues to work hard to get our readers the news they want to hear! When J.D. is not writing, you can find him busy studying for his medical boards and wandering the halls of the hospital … not Grey’s Anatomy or House, MD style (fortunately or not). He also has a BS in Neuroscience and is always looking for ways to channel his medical background for the Yak. Too bad he’s not a vet.
Publisher/Senior Producer – David Navarro is a working CLT, proud member of IATSE Local 728 – Hollywood Set Lighting Technicians and Cinematographer. For the past ten years he has been the independent Owner and Operator of “Dream Lighting”, a successful provider of grip, lighting and electric equipment in the greater Los Angeles area. In that time, he has built a resume of well over 400 music videos, commercials, pilots and feature films, having formally lit such notables as: Anthony Hopkins, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock. Ileana Douglas, Jason Biggs, Justine Bateman, Robert Patrick, Jane Lynch and Lauren Holly. He has also lit musical artists such as: Miley Cyrus, Adele, Leona Lewis,HERE. Editor/YY Reality Executive Producer – Sheldon Sherman comes from a long line of reality TV fanatics, reaching all the way back to Jedediah Sherman in 1778, who created the planets first reality show called “Tis’ Nothing Like Your Farm Hand Cooking!”, where he snuck into unsuspecting kitchens and replaced the homemade pies with mud versions. This led to the first public banishment from England, which eventually turned into the modern-day Tribal Council. The Sherman’s then immigrated to the US to expand upon their reality TV knowledge by creating the very first Big Brother known as “Largest Older Male Sibling”, where 20 male brothers lived together in one barn and fought for survival. When only one was left standing (most died from dysentery), they became the new Head of the Household. Not surprisingly, this game was cancelled after the first season due to a lack of surviving relatives.
Jump forward 335 years and several near-fatal reality show ideas later, Sheldon has now taken over as the newest leader of reality TV gameshows on the Yakkity Yaks website since 2012. His foray into playing the games his family helped create started as a HouseGuest in Yak Big Brother: Last Yak Standing (Season One), which led into a natural expansion as an Executive Producer for Yak Big Brother: Reyakt (Season 2) and Yak Big Brother: Garden of Good and Evil (Season 3), where Sheldon also serves as host for the most recent season. His passion for reality TV also manifested itself as he became an interviewer of evicted contestants in hit shows like CBS’s “Big Brother” and “The Amazing Race” over the last several seasons.
When Sheldon isn’t pushing the envelope by producing blockbuster online reality games, he enjoys his down time in Orlando, Florida, with a nice bottle of wine, his kitty named “Pickles”, and singing the smooth sounds of Billy Vera & the Beaters. If you Google “Sheldon Sherman” and “At This Moment”, you’ll find a 2006 performance from a competition that has quite a memorable audience reaction!
Trina: Trina is a Big Brother and Survivor fan from season 1! Her favorite BB contestant ever: Dr. Will! Her favorite Survivor contestant ever: Boston Rob! She is a lover of most reality shows including the Bachelor, all the Real Housewives shows, Mob Wives, Sister Wives, Biggest Loser, Intervention, Hoarders and many others. She is also an arcade addict and soon to be retired from the day job so she can spend more time at her favorite place YakkityYaks!PJ Williamson: PJ has small-town, country roots but is captivated by the entertainment world. With an unabashed addiction to TV, he consumes a spectrum of programs, from scripted to reality and dramas to comedies. He loves to sit down at Braveman family dinners on Parenthood, dive into Fairytale Land with Snow and Prince Charming on Once Upon A Time and drop his jaw at the next shocking plot twist in Mystic Falls on The Vampire Diaries. As a reality junky, he claims to be the ideal contestant of Big Brother AND Survivor, having seen all strategies played out as a religious follower of both. Unashamed for laughing and crying with characters and contestants alike, he views it as a perfectly healthy emotion connection. He can be seen passionately taking to Twitter to voice shock, awe, frustration and desire in all things entertainment and life related. He looks forward to sharing more on this favorite topic of his!
Mystycl – The Yak is very proud to have our very own Mystycl, specializing in bringing the good news back to our world daily. She believes that with all the bad news, everyone can use a pick me up, and she is right! Mystycl brings us “feel good” stories, funny videos and more! See her wonderful work in her very own corner of the forum!