Learn more about the devoted members who work to improve the OORC's operations.
Chuck Maxwell - President
Chuck grew up in Austin, TX terrorizing the Barton Hills neighborhood on his BMX, and then graduated to a 5 speed cruiser for High School commuting. He bought his first Mountain Bike in 1988, a Specialized Rockhopper. With the Barton Hills Green Belt trails ¼ of mile from his house, he began his enthusiasm for Mountain Biking and trail development. Chuck moved to Fayetteville, AR in January of 1996 and joined the OORC in 1999, continuing his enjoyment of connecting with the Earth. He was elected to Trails Coordinator in January 2012 and since has become a more active member of the club.
Brannon Pack - Executive Director
Born and raised in the hills of Northwest Arkansas Brannon spent most of his youth on two-wheels. After wrapping up his collegiate career and receiving a degree in graphic design, Brannon relocated to Texas where he spent a decade in the bar and beer industry developing his event coordinating skills. Brannon moved back "home" in 2010 to be closer to family and provide his children with the quality of life that only growing up in the hills of Arkansas can offer. He immediately took advantage of the plethora of trail riding available in the Arkansas Ozarks and with his childhood passion for riding rekindled, joined the OORC in 2014 for the opportunity to make a difference in the community.
Brannon was recognized as a Volunteer of the Year by the OORC for his efforts in 2014 and would be quoted saying "I was part of a team that through blood and sweat, laid down trail that will be enjoyed by my children's children and long after I'm gone. Pretty cool.".
HB Fink - Secretary
H.B. Fink is a native to Arkansas. Born in Little Rock and raised in Fort Smith, he has called Fayetteville home for the past twenty years. One of the things that keeps him rooted to the area are the great trails! Like Chuck, H.B. got his start in '88 with a Specialized Rockhopper when a friend suggested he buy a mountain bike. He's made lotsof good memories over that time primarily riding in Arkansas and surrounding states but also venturing to places like Moab. Although he's been biking for a long time, he's new to OORC (he was a member for a very short time in the 90's). He decided it was time to give back to the mountain biking community in NWA and make some new memories!
Noel Howard - Treasurer
A native to the Arkansas Ozarks, Noel has always been an outdoorsman. As a child, he spent most days exploring the hills on his bike. After being off his bike for many years, he found a desire for a healthy lifestyle. In doing so, he was encouraged to pick up a bike once again. Jumping back on a bike was easy and brought new exciting challenges. He began on the greenway, riding with family and friends, but quickly found his passion when introduced to mountain biking. The thrill of the single track made him feel alive, and he quickly developed his love for MTB trails! With an eagerness to better his skills, Noel joined as many group rides as time allowed. During the course of these rides, he made new friends and learned the importance of what the OORC stands for and supplies for the preservation of the trails.
Noel has been a proud member of the OORC for 3 years now, and is honored to sit on the board. He truly enjoys creating opportunities for all riders to be a part of a unique community. From beginners to advanced riders…no one is left behind. Noel is an OORC advocate, volunteering to help educate others and maintain the MTB trails he so proudly calls home.
Anya Bruhin - Event Coordinator
Anya Bruhin is Event Coordinator for OORC. She is also the Program Manager for Washington County with BikeNWA and NICA Head Coach at Pea Ridge High School and Coach Supporter for the Arkansas Interscholastic Cycling League. Anya is a BICP Level 2 certified instructor and has a passion for sharing mountain biking with women. She had her first major bike accident at 8 attempting to ride down “the big hill” on her family farm without the use of brakes. 30 years later she has learned that some brake is better. Anya loves riding for the amazing adventures and memories she gets to share with new friends. Anya loves trying new things, dogs, coffee, and Star Wars and hates being bored, cats, cold without snow, and fluorescent lighting.