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October 31, 2022

David K. Montoya to Step Down as JayZoMon Dark Myth's Head, Board Appoints Successors

​Apple Valley, CA, October 31, 2022 – The JayZoMon Dark Myth, LLC., today announced that David K. Montoya has decided to step down as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Publisher; the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Stephanie J. Bardy as CEO and a member of the Board, effective January 1, 2023. Montoya will remain a member of the Board until his term expires at the 2022 December Board meeting. Walter G. Esselman was named the new Chairman of the Board, succeeding Montoya, who will remain on the Board and continue to serve as a director. Bardy has been with The JayZoMon Dark Myth, LLC., since 2019 and has served as Chief Financial Officer until this promotion. In addition, Kevin Adams, who has served as an Independent Director for the Board, was named the new Publisher for the company, taking on all publishing brands beginning the new year.

"After some very serious thought, I have decided to leave because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founder. My trust in Stephanie as JayZoMon Dark Myth's CEO is beyond words. Her work has been phenomenal, proving her leadership qualities continuously. I'm deeply grateful for her skill, love, and soul. It's her time to shine at the front line," said Montoya. "In this time away, I will focus on writing and my health."

Walter G. Esselman, JayZoMon Dark Myth's incoming Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, "Dave has laid a strong foundation upon which to build. I am humbled that he would trust me with the keys to the kingdom. And, as much as I enjoy working with him, as his friend, I'm happy that he's going to be focusing on his health."

Esselman noted, "Stephanie Bardy is the perfect choice for this position. While Dave will always be the heart, Steph has been the backbone of the company for some time now. With her in the lead, I look forward to helping her to push this company to new heights."

"I will admit that I am scared but excited to take on this role," said Bardy. "With all the training I have received from David and his never-ending support, I feel, with Walter by my side, we can take this company to a new level."

"This company has always provided quality products and will continue to do so as it grows into its next evolution of success," said Adams.

In other news, the Board announced that Walter G. Esselman, a member of the JayZoMon Dark Myth Board since 2020, has been named Chairman of the Board, effective January 1, 2023. Esselman succeeds Montoya, who will remain a member of the Board and serve as a director. Esselman has significant leadership experience as Chairman of the Leadership Board.

The company will participate in the Executive and Leadership Conference on December 4, 2022, at noon. A live webcast and replay will be available on JayZoMon Dark Myth's website at

About The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company
The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company, LLC., is an independent global media and entertainment company that creates and distributes the world's most diverse content and brands across literature, online, and streaming podcasts. The JayZoMon Dark Myth Company, LLC is available in most countries and territories. With a straightforward goal to entertain audiences worldwide through its unique brands and products, including Dark Myth Publications, Dark Myth Comics, JayZoModcast, and others. For more information, please visit
Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include the conditions of the markets for the Internet, entertainment, and licensed merchandise, acceptance of the Company's subsidiaries, media, and merchandise within those markets, and other risks and factors identified in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated.

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