Our Team at the L.A. Headquarters

Maike Both, Creator & Producer

Maike1UTW 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

Johnny CornwellUTW 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

IMG_2043 2Originally 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

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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

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Russel Pinkard, Co-Producer

russel_150x150Russel 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

ScottFordScott Ford is the owner of Twerp Laboratories, an L.A. based design and web development studio that works mainly with startups, small businesses and non-profits.

Scott is part of UTWDay in his capacity as an art director, creative consultant, graphic designer and photographer.

Matt Gerlach, Organizer

Matt GerlachMatt 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 StewartMatt 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.

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Our Global Team

OLONGAPO CITY, PHILIPPINES, ASIA

1535707_948018665224416_4015040405002617613_nGershom and Melissa Pertacorta, UTW Day 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

1723407_10151899115951398_337184760_nMelissa Pollard, UTW Day 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

OMAHA, NEBRASKA, USA

Matt StewartMatt Stewart, UTW Day 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, EUROPE

150991_549016031839813_860879356_nValentijn Vogel, UTW Day 2014, 2016 and 2017

CLEVELAND, OHIO, USA

13428641_1121730824567466_2550722528974173553_nShel Greenberg Erba,  UTW Day 2016 and 2017

MOCOCA, BRAZIL, SOUTH AMERICA

13407413_1144738968924077_1885363462_nGuilherme 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

12108719_10205979655265305_6372709163134904396_nJoyce Sportsman, UTW Day 2014 and 2016

HAMBURG, GERMANY, EUROPE

15098_626093890746543_1349500599_nBernd Müller, UTW Day 2013, 2014 and 2015

LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA

11131788_10153758438967571_650473411_nDaysha Salamon, UTW Day 2014 and 2015

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, EUROPE

Snædis Thorleifsdottir, Verkefnastjori (Producer)Snaya Thorleifsdottir, UTW Day 2013, 2014 and 2016

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA

11043126_657403431036132_6612792684807880366_oJonny Smokes and Garth Hockersmith, UTW Day 2014

AMERSFOORT, NETHERLANDS, EUROPE

592_4034000162083_555158518_nLubertus Brugge, UTW Day 2015

DUBLIN, IRELAND, EUROPE

20150613_184156Emilie Sparacca, UTW Day 2015

SIHANOUKVILLE, CAMBODIA, ASIA

HPIM1232 2Darren Orris, UTW Day 2015

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 PARIS, FRANCE, EUROPE

rebildLOGOpieceSMChris Courtney is the owner of Rebild Productions, a company with offices in Paris and London, specializing in producing high end live webcasts.