Ali Shimkus joined the SLUG team as a contributing writer in February 2015 and has since swiftly killed every one of her assignments with enthusiasm. We can always trust Shimkus’ adaptable, perceptive and illustrative writing style to cover a broad swath of topics, which range from the 2017 Slamdance Film Festival to any one of her pieces for SLUG’s themed issues, including her article this month on Ogden Bicycle Collective Director Danielle Fry (pg. 8). From interviewing Babes in Toyland‘s Lori Barbero to whipping out several SLUG Localized features, Shimkus has employed her passion for writing to showcase the unique, creative people of Salt Lake City and beyond. A distro driver for Utah County since October 2015, Shimkus is a SLUG lifeline in more ways than one, and we’re always thrilled to know that we’ve got Shimkus to rely on.