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 local charities. In 2013 Maike and her friends organized the 1st Annual UTW Day, followed by a number of charity events which lead to Maike founding her own non-profit, A Million Drops, providing support to young adults experiencing homelessness.
Johnny Cornwell, Co-Producer, USA
UTW Day co-producer Johnny Cornwell has been involved in organizing Unfuck The World Day events since day one. Involved in every aspect from pre- to post-production, Johnny’s main responsibility is the music production part of the Los Angeles based events, from booking bands to organizing the stages and sound systems to stage management. As the owner of Mudhen Merch Co., he is also in charge of printing and shipping the authentic Unfuck The World merchandise.
Valentijn Vogel, Producer, The Netherlands
Valentijn Vogel joined us in 2014 as a UTW Day event organizer in his hometown Rotterdam, the Netherlands, where he and his wife Janneke run a Korean restaurant. In 2019, Valentijn took on more responsibilities by becoming the Director of the official European UTW Headquarters.
Matt Stewart, Graphic & Web Design, USA
Matt Stewart, owner of little guy design in Omaha, Nebraska, joined the UTW team in January 2013 as our designated graphic and web designer, and developer.
Matt has also organized several very well-received UTW Day events in his hometown, Omaha.
Our Global Organizers
Gershom Pertacorta, UTW Day 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017