Don Talley, a longtime resident of East Texas, has been in the convenience store business for over 40 years and owned Don’s Food Stores and a Valero distributorship in Longview, Texas before selling in February 2010. Don couldn’t stand retirement and went back into business with the purchase of Barefoot Bay Marina in September 2011. Don has been married to Sandy Talley for 48 years and they have two grown daughters, Tandy Deason and Dana Leavitt.
Dana Deason has had a twenty year career in finance and owns a commercial mortgage banking firm in Longview, Texas that specializes in commercial real estate. Dana is an avid bass fisherman and has always wanted to have a business associated with the fishing industry. Dana has been married to Tandy Deason for 22 years and has two school age daughters, Danielle and Caroline.