CO-ORGANIZER | SALT LAKE AREA QUEER CLIMBERS
Matty Kastellec (he/him) is one of co-organizers for the Salt Lake Area Queer Climbers (SLAQC), which he helped revive upon moving to Salt Lake City three years ago. SLAQC creates a supportive space for all queer people to enjoy climbing by hosting regular meetups, raising visibility, advocating for increased access, and promoting queer stories and organizations. Matty’s day job is managing data infrastructure & analytics at a national education non-profit, and he is also is a founding member of the Salt Lake Climber’s Alliance Justice Equity & Diversity (JEDI) Committee and a volunteer for organizations like Genderbands and Craft Lake City. He is always trying to fit in more climbing and hiking with his partner and dog.