OUR team

WHERE IT ALL STARTED.

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.

Director of Culinary Operations

Anthony banks