Josh Johnson, Assistant Director of Box Office & Patron Services, has been with the University of Chicago since 2012. In addition to overseeing all things box office- and patron services-related for UChicago Presents and UChicago Arts, Josh is also a freelance stage director in the Chicago community. For over a decade, he has worked with numerous theatres, including Red Tape Theatre, Chicago Improv Comedy, and Red Theater Chicago, among others, and is a member of the Joseph Jefferson Artistic and Technical Team.
Laura Norton joined the University of Chicago Presents team in June 2021. Through her previous experiences at institutions like Tanglewood Music Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Laura has pursued opportunities in various aspects of the music industry, including marketing, arts administration, and student services. Experienced in both digital and traditional marketing, Laura enjoys occupying the intersection of creativity and strategy that marketing embodies. With an educational background in flute performance, Laura also enjoys teaching private lessons. As both a performer and private teacher, Laura values highlighting works by living composers of diverse backgrounds.
Jessica Wolfe joined University of Chicago Presents in January 2020 after five years of serving as Managing Director for contemporary chamber group, Fifth House Ensemble. With a decade of experience in arts administration, music, and education, Jessica thrives in connecting communities through the transformative power of shared musical experiences. Serving as an arts ambassador, Jessica completed a fellowship with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago in 2016, where she implemented projects in communities not previously connected to the arts. In addition to her role with University of Chicago Presents, Jessica enjoys teaching a studio of bass students and serves as the Managing Director for New Music Chicago’s 2021 Ear Taxi Festival.