Ken Akins and Rachel Meaders

Ken Akins

I am a retired Manager from the DNR Parks & Historic Sites Division and now live in Lumpkin County. I am involved in the Chamber of Commerce, community activism, the Blue Ridge Archaeological Gild, serve on the Board of the Recreation Center, and the Executive Committee of the Lumpkin Democrats. My love of dance began when I lived on the coast of Georgia. Shag dancing was the dance of choice on the beach but I enjoyed country line dancing and the two-step. In 2019 I proudly danced with Dancing With The Stars doing the salsa.

Rachel Meaders

Rachel Meaders of Cleveland, Georgia, has been married to her husband BJ Meaders for 17 years, and she is the mother of their 4-year-old son Andrew. She was recommended to take part in this Event by her Zumba Class. Rachel has been a Zumba and Fitness instructor since 2010. Rachel is a former companion winning Majorette. Rachel has lived in Northeast Georgia since 2000. She worked as a Manager at Unicoi State Park.