Mike Pagano is an artist, designer, and facilitator based in St. Louis City focusing on video and music production, multi-media art, and performance. Since 2000, he has worked with many of the leading arts institutions in the St. Louis area including COCA, Craft Alliance, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum, Regional Arts Commission, and most recently the Nine Network of Public Media. At the Nine Center for Public Engagement, Mike managed and developed the NineLAB Digital Storytelling program which offered training to community members and organizations to develop 21st century communication and production skills. For the past year, GoodVoice has occupied Mike’s primary creative and community engagement focus. Mike is the creative director and lead facilitator of GoodVoice- a program that aims to develop youth voice and agency through team-driven creative experiences that utilize innovations in design process, social and emotional learning, and digital storytelling. Mike also serves on the board and as a lead instructor with Continuity, a young non-profit that is expanding diversity in media production through skills-based training, mentoring, and opportunities for untapped talent.