The two principal directors of the Simple Pleasures team are Ken and Elaine Miner.
As an experienced designer, Ken designed and constructed the unique Simple Pleasures architectural and landscape features to complement gatherings and beautiful photo images. His background as the CEO of a large corporation helps him deliver excellence to all Simple Pleasures visitors and clients.
Elaine’s talents as both a graphic designer and lifetime gardener are on display throughout the Simple Pleasures grounds. In addition, this Kansas City native can cook up some delicious barbecue—something our guests rave about when we provide catering for their events.
Ken and Elaine’s passion for collecting and preserving historic pop culture is on display throughout the 21-acre campus to the delight of each guest.
Talented Staffing = Peace of Mind
Along with you, Ken and Elaine are part of your planning team. While the event is yours, we meet with you to understand your event wants, needs, and budget. We offer planning suggestions and recommendations based on our experience with hundreds of events. We create a planning page to capture your ideas and a “day of event” timeline. We coordinate with you from planning to the day of the celebration.
Planning is the key first step to a successful event.
Confidence and clear communication leading up to the day of the event is the second key.
The third key is the successful implementation of the events on the day of the celebration. Along with our own experts, we work with professionals to create organized, fun, and stress-free celebrations.
Special events are supposed to be fun! Here are a few fun facts about our team.
Ken Miner, Co-Founder
Did you know?
- Cooks a mean cheeseburger
- Rock n’ Roll fanatic
- Summer days mean inner tubes and lake floating, grandchildren and creek stomping
- Seinfeld is never boring
- Road trips with lots of stops = more fun