About Michelle

Public Relations & Graphic Design

Michelle Anna Pagano specializes in writing, photography, website development, graphic design and social media/new media management.

Michelle graduated from C.W. Post with a B.F.A. in Print and Electronic Journalism with minors in Electronic Media and Italian. While attending Post, Michelle worked as the News Editor for the school’s newspaper, the Pioneer. She received First Place in News Writing for the Newsday School Journalism Awards Contest and First Place for Post Television’s Best News Package.

In 2008, Michelle founded Bier Magazine, an online magazine for craft brewers. She was also a contributing writer for the Manhasset Press, The Roslyn News, Glen Cove Record Pilot, Port Washington News, NY Spa Blog, and Port Washington Patch. In the last 12 years, Michelle has worked the press office for SCO Family of Services (2007-2008), Archdiocese of New York (2008-2014), the Entertainment Software Rating Board (2014-2015), and her own firm, Neptune Media Relations (2013-2017).

Michelle is currently a member of the Alpha Phi Beta National Honor Society and National Association of Professional Women.

Craft Beer & Cider

Michelle is the Brand Ambassador for Graft Cider, homebrewer, and writer for TheOutcask.com (formerly Bier Magazine, Inc.). She attended Cornell AgriTech and received a certification in Perry & Cider Production in May 2019.

She is also an award-winning homebrewer & cidermaker and social media influencer @TheBrewBabe.

Michelle enjoys participating in group brew days, judging cider competitions, participating in craft beer/cider events, and offering gluten-free beer and cider at festivals on Long Island. She is currently an active member of the American Homebrewers AssociationHandgrenades Homebrew Craft Beer Club, and Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts.