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Tails Pet Media Groups publishes TAILS magazines, the largest lifestyle magazine for people with pets. I began getting involved in my local pet community in Chicago, and realized there was no good way to get animal-related information out to the public. I started Chicagoland Tails to create awareness, provide education, and offer a call to action. I believe everyone wants to make a difference. Some people have more time and less money, others more money and less time; but we can all do our part when we know what's needed.
TAILS has grown from a local Chicago-based distribution of 15,000 issues/month to a national publication, serving 14 markets in the US, and printing just under 600,000 issues/month.
When I started the magazine I had no children (this was my first baby!) I now have three amazing girls, ages 2, 4, and 6, and am pregnant with Baby #4, due in August! I also have the most incredible, loving, involved husband (and father!) in the world, who has done nothing but support me since day one.
With a wonderful team of people around me, I have followed my passion and love my job everyday. While there have certainly been ups and downs, it has all been worth it, and I am grateful for the lessons I have learned, and the wisdom that unfolds with each new challenge.