Hello Minnesota Barbeque Society!
My name is Jeremy Dockendorf. I’d like to be considered for the opportunity to serve on the MBS Board of Directors in 2018. I’ve been passionate about barbeque ever since I built my first pit in 2011. That passion really grew when I started my barbeque team, The Docfather BBQ, competing in backyard contests and eventually made my way to competing on the KCBS Master Series circuit three years ago. With my teammate/son, Wes, we’ve travelled all over Minnesota and surrounding states to compete and we couldn’t do it without the awesome support of my wife, Melody, and daughter, Madeline. We live on a hobby farm in Foley, MN where we enjoy everything about the outdoors: riding horses, hunting and fishing, and of course grilling and smoking!
Through my experience I’ve learned quite a bit about the “sport” of competitive barbeque as well as other adventures that I believe make me a well-qualified candidate for the board:
Attended several barbeque classes over the last couple years (including MBS Spring Training!) that have taught me all about barbeque and what cooks/teams/judges look for both in food and amenities for a successful event
- A certified barbeque judge through KCBS (CBJ #86204)
- In 2017 (and tentatively for 2018) I taught a barbeque rib class that received very positive reviews Assisted with past MBS events
- Participated in MBS board meetings, so I am comfortable and confident working with other directors
- Spearheaded the revisions to the 2017 MBS Team of the Year program that were voted on and passed by the membership
- Active volunteer for the society as I currently manage/track the Team of the Year program
In addition to my barbeque experience, I also believe I bring a strong business acumen that can greatly benefit the society. I have a Master’s degree in Business Administration and do sales and consulting to retail stores in the outdoor sporting goods sector. Among other roles, I provide business insights into operations, budgeting, marketing, and customer service.
My goal for 2018 and beyond is to continue pushing for more, positive changes for the society. I want to know what you, the society members, would like accomplished. I’d like to hear your thoughts and opinions and put them into action. Your vote will help me accomplish that goal. I will work with other board members to grow the membership and generate some real excitement for the society!
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your support.