Our Team

Years ago, Leib Dodell and Dave Hensley began dreaming of a place where people and their dogs could co-exist in a fun, entertaining and creative environment. More than just a dog park, it would be an entire pet-friendly community that offered a great food and beverage experience, embraced socially responsible and sustainable business practices, and provided a one-of-a-kind experience for Kansas Citians and their dogs. From this vision, Bar K was born.

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Leib Dodell

Leib is an attorney and freelance writer who has been the CEO of several KC businesses, sits on the board of several nonprofits including Urban League of Greater Kansas City, and is an active volunteer with Big Brothers, Pets for Life and other organizations. Leib lives in Kansas City with his adorable dogs Bear and Benji.

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Dave Hensley

Dave is a small business owner, founder of Memory Preservation Coalition and was a long-time volunteer for Community Linc, helping inner-city mothers to build a better future. After a 5-year stint in Colorado, Dave and his pup, Bishop, have moved back to his hometown of Kansas City.

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Joe Kessinger and Frankie
Chief Financial Officer

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Jeff Wiltfang and Millie
GM, Food & Beverage

Jessica Clark with Pretti & Dexter
Mgr, Dog Park Operations

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Amy Pepper with Nugget
Mgr, Customer Relations

Jade Mar with Zoey & Ellie
Mgr, Front of House

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Kevan Gibbs with Max
Mgr, Public Events & Programming