John Platt is SLUG’s Events Coordinator, a position that finds him planning, executing and hosting SLUG events as well as giving SLUG’s presence a face at other community events. While a portion of his work lies in these after-hours events, during the day, he works closely with the local organizations and businesses, coordinating sponsorships and partnerships for future events. Platt has managed SLUG’s semi-annual Brewstillery festival, as well as the annual SLUG Games, The SLUG Cat bike race and the monthly Localized concert series. As an artist himself, Platt has always enjoyed networking and collaborating with other creatives, a passion that working at SLUG has allowed to flourish in unprecedented ways. He sees the magazine as a longtime provider of support and exposure for the talented creatives in SLC, and now enjoys being a part of that element from the inside.