About Technomeow

TechnoMEOW launched in 2018 with a single writer (Claire Chestman) and a single purpose- to connect cat lovers all around the world with the best new pet tech gadgets. Over the next 4 years, the site grew so much that it captured the attention of Pawsitivity Pets, a pet-centric publishing company (and owners of the popular Veterinary Naturals dog supplement brand).

In 2023, Pawsitivity Pets acquired TechnoMEOW, where it joins a growing list of popular pet blog properties, including DogVills.com, AlphaTrainedDog.com, and SeniorPups.com. Today, Claire remains a writer and consultant with TechnoMEOW. She is joined by a team of highly-trained cat-loving entrepreneurs, writers, editors, and behind-the-scenes experts, all working together to bring you the hottest new trends and “rising stars” in the rapidly growing world of cat technology.

Check out our mission statement to learn more about our goals for the future of TechnoMEOW and our commitment to our readers, or keep reading to meet the team!

Meet the TechnoMEOW Team

Our diverse team comes from all different backgrounds, “walks of life,” and even different continents, but we all have one very important thing in common: WE LOVE CATS.

Gary Nealon: Owner and Writer

Gary Nealon

Gary is a serial entrepreneur, who built up an e-commerce company in the home improvement space to $40+ million a year in sales before exiting 5 years ago to pursue other projects. Gary combined his business acuity with his love for dogs and launched Vet Naturals, a natural supplement brand dedicated to helping dogs live the best life possible, and Pawzitivity Pets, a pet-centric publishing company that also includes DogVills.com, SeniorPups, TechnoBark, and AlphaTrainedDog.

In addition to working non-stop behind the scenes to ensure the success of Pawsitivity Pets, Gary also finds time to share his thoughts and opinions on the exciting new pet gadgets. Most recently, over on our sister site Technobark, he shared an in-depth look at Petspemf, Technobark, a PEMF device designed specifically for pets.

Connect with Gary on LinkedIn and Instagram, or visit his website, GaryNealon.com, to learn more.

Ryan Reed: Co-Owner & Product Reviewer

Ryan Reed

Ryan has been an entrepreneur since 2008, right out of college (The University of San Antonio). He started a successful Digital Marketing agency where he worked with Gary to help scale his home improvement company. Ryan also started a lifestyle brand with his wife in 2017, Lifebyher LLC, which provides lifestyle content for women. He and his wife Ashley have built up 700,000 followers and growing.

Along with hours of behind-the-scenes work each week, Ryan also helps bring a steady stream of engaging content to the Pawsitivity Pets properties by reviewing new products with his two dogs. You’ll see his canine crew featured in an upcoming review of Nom Nom dog food, Toby & Ace beds, and more! You can also find Ryan on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Jamey Ekins: Editor

Jamey holding cat Milo

Jamey’s been an animal lover from day one. She grew up on a farm in Ontario, Canada, where she was surrounded by all sorts of furry friends, from her favorite cats and dogs to goats, horses, cows, and even chickens. While Jamey, who now resides with her family in Victoria, British Columbia, would love nothing more than to transform her home into a pet paradise, allergies among her family members restrict her to sharing her space solely with her beloved Balinese cat, Milo.

When she’s not editing blog posts at TechnoMEOW, Jamey enjoys helping solo entrepreneurs with their passion projects and online marketing – LinkedIn. Her interests also extend beyond the digital world – she’s a crochet and knitting enthusiast, and you can find her sharing her crafty creations on her blog, doublecrochet.com. Over the years, Jamey’s dabbled in creating and selling several blogs, showcasing her multi-faceted talents. Most recently, she’s been been getting certified in various alternative wellness modalities – innateinnerwisdom.com.

Nicole Etolen:  Writer

Nicole Etolen

Nicole is a life-long animal lover with over 25 years of experience caring for cats. During that time, she’s owned (or rather been owned by) a cumulative total of 16 cats. Today, her indoor cat family includes Alex, Leia, and Zoe. Nicole also cares for a colony of feral/strays (some are more feral than others) that live outside her Northeast PA home. 

Along with writing for TechnoMEOW, Nicole edits and writes for Technobark, DogVills, and other Pawsitivity Pet properties. If you’d like to learn more about Nicole, check out her blog, PrettyOpinionated.com, or read her full bio on DogVills. You can also find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM: Veterinarian Expert

Dr. JoAnna Pendergrass DVM

JoAnna Pendergrass, DVM, is a veterinarian and medical writer. After earning her veterinary degree from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, she completed a research fellowship at Emory University and ultimately decided to use her extensive veterinary education and training to write about pet care and pet health.

Dr. Pendergrass is the owner and founder of JPen Communications, a medical communications company that specializes in pet owner education. She has written hundreds of articles on a variety of pet care topics for such companies as Daily Paws, Great Pet Care, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and All About Cats. She also serves on the Board of the American Medical Writers Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Pendergrass enjoys reading, baking, and chasing after her fearless toddler.

Learn more about JoAnna on LinkedIn, or by visiting her website, JPen Communications.

Clair Chestman: Writer

Clair Chesterman Technomeow's Author

Clair started TechnoMEOW as a way to share her passion for both writing and cats. Before launching her own site, Clair used to share her opinions on all of the latest pet tech with friends, family, and local breeders. When a friend suggested she launch a blog to share those reviews with others, she thought, “Why not?” She spent a year familiarizing herself with the latest GPS tracking collars, automatic litter boxes, and other hot pet gadgets before she wrote his first post.  After selling TechnoMEOW, Clair remained a writer and consultant but spends more time on her other passion now: fostering cats in need. 


  • Clair Chesterman

    Clair is a professional cat breeder having her own cageless CFA and CCA Registered cattery & fostering company FluffyMeowPaws in Eugene, Oregon. Clair knows everything about multiple cat breeds and how to use the latest technologies to make the cat's life better.