Stephanie Zhao

stephanie zhao

Stephanie is the in house graphic designer and photographer.

Having studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with experience working at the Art Institute of Chicago museum and now as a consultant and designer with several small businesses around the city-- she brings a refined and professional edge to our promotional marketing materials. 


Samantha England

Samantha is Liquid Karma's newest Agent.

Having grown up around musicians and artists, Samantha grew a passion for the music industry where she hopes to utilize her creative and business-savvy skills. 

After working with a grass roots production company and interning at The Castle Theatre, Samantha was able to gain valuable experience to expand upon. Majoring in business and having a marketing background, she recognized that joining the LKP team could be the opportunity she was looking for to utilize her abilities to nurture new talents and push artists in the right direction with the right opportunities and exposure.

tommy straus

Tommy is the main booking agent and manager of the Liquid Karma Bands.

BadTom- as he is known in the Chicago music scene- has gone to a fair share of music festivals and shows. Having a background in business and marketing- joining the Liquid Karma team as a contracting agent with the founder, Steve Contreras was an obvious next step.

When Steve left for Hoplite in June 2015, he handed the LKP keys down to Tommy to continue contributing to Chicago's music scene with great bands, great venues, and great people.