OUR TEAM

MEET 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 humans and dogs. From this vision, Bar K was born.

Cofounder & Partner

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 St. Louis with his adorable dogs Benji, Frankie, and Bear.

Cofounder & Partner

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. Dave lives in Kansas City and enjoys spending time with his little brother through Big Brothers as well as his pup, Bishop.

Partner

JOE KESSINGER

Joe started his career in public accounting with KPMG and has held various other executive positions in private equity, venture capital, entrepreneurial consulting and private businesses. He has co-founded a number of companies and organizations and sits on the board of several for-profit and non-for profit organizations. Joe joined Bar K as an investor and partner. Joe is a lifelong Kansas Citian and has 3 grown children and his rescue dog Cole.

Chief Operating Officer

KEVIN RODEWALD

Kevin is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of hospitality leadership. He has joined Bar K after leading the Kansas City Power & Light entertainment district as the Executive Director of Operations for The Cordish Companies. Prior to that Kevin spent 14 years opening and leading restaurants with Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group.

Kevin is a Kansas City native that has always prided himself on his ability to impact the growth of not only organizations but the people within those organizations. He is a people focused leader that can drive results. Kevin is married, father to three boys, and is a proud grandfather to his grandson.  Pictured with his dog, Scout.

General Manager, Bar K Kansas City

JADE MAR

Pictured with her dogs, Pretti and Dexter.

Program and Events Manager, Bar K Kansas City

JASON SNELLENBERGER

Pictured with his dogs, Major and Buster.

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