Our Team at the L.A. Headquarters
Maike Both, Creator & Producer
UTW founder Maike Both moved from Germany to the USA to work for an L.A. based music management company, then switched to a career in the film industry. In 2006, she started Unfuck The World, selling t-shirts to raise money for charity. What began as a hobby has since turned into a full time occupation. In 2013 Maike and her friends organized the 1st Annual UTW Day, as well as local events, like donation drives and free hair cuts for homeless. As a result of this, Maike founded a non-profit charity called A Million Drops, providing services to homeless, at-risk youth and young adults in Los Angeles. Maike’s goal is to open the A Million Drops Center and to refurbish a retired city bus into a mobile outreach center..
Johnny Cornwell, Co-Producer
UTW Day co-producer Johnny Cornwell has been Maike’s main partner in organizing Unfuck The World Day since day one. Involved in every aspect from pre to post production, Johnny’s main responsibility is the music production part of the L.A. based UTW Day events, from booking bands to organizing the stages and sound systems, to stage management and much more. As the owner of Mudhen Merch Co., he is also in charge of printing the authentic Unfuck The World t-shirts and hoodies.
Ross Dodds, Co-Producer
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Ross invited the UTW team to hold monthly Free Laundry Nights at his laundromat in Hollywood, and he quickly became part of the team as a endlessly energetic networker who can find a solution for every problem, not just for Laundry Love, but for all UTW events, like UTW Day, Unsheltered Art Shows, and the main project, UTW’s non-profit A Million Drops.
Denise Grisco, Co-Producer
Born and raised in L.A., Denise grew up around all types of animals, wild and domestic, with a dad who was an animal trainer in the motion picture industry. Now a single mom with a full time job, she still finds time to be a main part of organizing the UTW Day events, as well as to join the UTW team for the monthly Free Laundry Nights, and be on the Board of UTW’ non-profit, A Million Drops.
Preston Johnson, Co-Producer
Picture and bio coming soon
Russel Pinkard, Co-Producer
Russel Pinkard is a Southern California native with a background in communication technology. His educational background is in music and technology and he is a graduate of Expression College for Digital Arts in Emeryville, CA.
With a diverse background not just in technology and business development but also in carpentry and construction, Russel brings a wealth of experience to the table.
Scott Ford, Co-Producer
Scott is part of UTWDay in his capacity as an art director, creative consultant, graphic designer and photographer.
Matt Gerlach, Organizer
Matt Gerlach grew up in the Silicon Valley and San Diego, California. After moving to Los Angeles, he worked as a fundraiser for the L.A. Youth Network. Matt joined the UTW team in 2015 to help with Free Laundry Night, reaching out to and building trust within the young homeless community in Hollywood. He is also helping with organizing the UTW Day L.A. events.
Matt Stewart, Design & Web Maintenance
Matt Stewart, owner of little guy design in Omaha, Nebraska, joined the UTW team in January 2013 as our main graphic and web designer and developer. Matt also organized very well received events in his hometown, Omaha, every year since UTW Day 2014.
Our Global Team
OLONGAPO CITY, PHILIPPINES, ASIA
MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA
OMAHA, NEBRASKA, USA
Matt Stewart, UTW Day 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, EUROPE
CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA
Shel Greenberg Erba, UTW Day 2016 and 2017
MOCOCA, BRAZIL, SOUTH AMERICA
Guilherme Ferracioli, UTW Day 2016 and 2017
BYRON BAY, NSW, AUSTRALIA
Genevieve Lee, UTW Day 2017
TOLGA, QLD, AUSTRALIA
Christine Boll, UTW Day 2017
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA
HAMBURG, GERMANY, EUROPE
LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, EUROPE
Snaya Thorleifsdottir, UTW Day 2013, 2014 and 2016
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA
AMERSFOORT, NETHERLANDS, EUROPE
DUBLIN, IRELAND, EUROPE
Emilie Sparacca, UTW Day 2015
SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA, ASIA
PARIS, FRANCE, EUROPE
Chris Courtney is the owner of Rebild Productions, a company with offices in Paris and London, specializing in producing high end live webcasts.