John R. Dockendorf is an adventure & outdoor recreational expert with over 30 years of experience developing and leading successful small businesses in various industries, including service, hospitality, outdoor recreation, and travel industries. Currently, Dockendorf serves as the Principal at Dockendorf Consulting. Dockendorf graduated first in his class from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration in 1992 and received a master’s degree in management with a focus on marketing and entrepreneurship. He also won the coveted John E. H. Sheiry Scholarship. In 1993, John R. Dockendorf founded Adventure Treks, one of the nation’s most reputable adventure travel programs for teenagers. As its leader for over 27 years, he successfully and consistently maintained the highest participant and staff repeat rate in the outdoor industry.