Dan Brooks, Board President
Dan Brooks, Board President
Kenny Griffin, Executive Director: Kenny started his lifelong affair with cycling as a junior racer, competing in races when he was just 9 years old. He continued to ride and race for years until he forged his mountain biking passion into a career.
In 2009, Kenny and his wife founded Chain Buster Productions, an event production company offering a variety of race events and series exclusively for mountain bikers and endurance athletes. Under Kenny’s leadership, Chain Buster became an industry leading event production and timing solutions company appealing to a wide range of racers and participants.
Prior to Chain Buster Productions, Kenny proved himself to be an excellent businessman, developing and managing operations for multiple companies, growing them into successful multi-state operations. Kenny is excited to bring his business development and operations management skills to the Georgia League. He brings a unique perspective to the team as an experienced student-rider, racer, and event promoter. He understands all the components required to build a successful event and deliver the experience to fulfill the vision of the Leagues 5 core principles.
In 2013, Kenny was instrumental in helping co-launch the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League. He has helped grow the league to over 65 teams and an over 980 student athletes in 2019. Kenny’s passion for cycling is unwavering and he wants to instill the same love for cycling he grew up with in today’s youth. “Our youth deserve the opportunity to learn about and participate in our programs.”
When he’s not running an event, or riding a bike, he can be found paddle boarding or lounging around a lake with his wife Nicole, son Lanier, and daughter Olivia.
Dan Thornton, Board Member
Neil Ortkiese, Board Member
Eddie O’Dea, Board Member
Chad Hayes, Board Member
Darius Farrokhi, League Photographer and Head Coach: Darius is a mountain biking and photography enthusiast. He and his family joined the Georgia League in its inaugural season. Darius has traveled and toured on his bike through Europe and other countries. He fell in love with cycling before Mountain Biking was introduced to the public and enjoys cycling in all its styles of riding.
As Head Coach of the Galloway Outdoor Adventure Team and the GA League Photographer, Darius and his family enjoy being part of the Georgia League both as competitors and volunteers. Darius believes the Georgia League is a great way to introduce kids to cycling and outdoor activities in the most positive way. He enjoys every minute he can spend on the MTB-trails, especially when he is out there with the Galloway Team. For him, the Georgia League offers the unique opportunity to enjoy Mountain Biking in a family and team environment.
As a father of four and seeing all of his children race in the Georgia League, it makes him proud that two of them would like to go beyond the GA League and continue their Mountain Biking career in college. Darius’ background is Information Technology Consulting (Enterprise Application Architecture and Business Integration ). He earned his master’s degree in Germany. You can view his GA League race pictures in the online Georgia League Photo Gallery.
Scott Vanek, Board Member