Michelle Maskaly is a journalist, editor, content creator and pet-friendly business consultant.Michelle Maskaly

She is the former editor-in-chief of Pet Age magazine, a B2B trade magazine covering the pet industry, and has over 15 years experience as a journalist and communications specialist. As the second employee hired after the magazine was sold to a new company, Michelle rebuilt the publication from the ground up, including playing an important part in not only the editorial direction, but also the sales, marketing and event initiatives.

As a pet industry insider, Michelle has spoken at blogger conferences, worked with pet retailers to help their businesses, covered veterinary and product trade shows, as well as animal specific events such as MACNA and the National Reptile Breeder’s Expo.

Her resume includes stints at Fox News Channel, Bloomberg TV, Bloomberg LP, Gannett, Tails Magazine and other news outlets and public relations firms. She currently serves as the editorial director for a B2B trade publication in the pharmaceutical packaging industry.

My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much was started as a creative outlet for Michelle to share her love of all things pets, specifically her life with Toby, a 13-pound Chihuahua, who was the exact opposite of what she wanted in her first solely-owned dog.

A life-long pet lover, Michelle has a strong interest in dog training, as well as veterinary medicine, and takes obedience, rally and agility classes at her local kennel club.

She currently lives in the northeast with Toby, her Puppy Bowl XI star, Maddux and a number of tortoises — Daytona, Valentine, Guinness and Matza. There is also a 60 gallon fish tank in her house waiting to be filled!

Michelle Maskaly
Connect with My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much on Facebook, Twitter , YouTube and Instagram or drop us a line at michellemaskaly (at) yahoo dotcom. Also, visit her other websites ~ The Adirondack Chick and Life’s Always An Adventure. Her professional website, with writing samples, can be found here.

My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much is a pet lifestyle website published and written by Michelle Maskaly. Unless otherwise stated all original materials, including photos and video, are copyrighted to Michelle Maskaly, and cannot be copied, or shared, without accurate attribution.

Michelle as a kid with her great-grandmother’s dog, Joy.

Michelle started riding horses at 9 months old. This is her riding her aunt’s horse, Sundown as a kid.

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