Meet the Team

The three principle directors of the Simple Pleasures team are Ken and Elaine Miner and Tara Hammarstrom.

Ken 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 Miner

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.

Tara Hammarstrom, Event Director

Having coordinated more than 200 events during her time at Simple Pleasures, Tara knows how to pull off your event without a hitch. Whether working with outside vendors or planning the timeline of your big bash, Tara’s goal is to take care of the logistical and organizational elements of the event so that your guests have a stress-free day. Click here to schedule a tour of Simple Pleasures with Tara.

Talented Staffing

Directors set the standards, but it takes more than directors to pull off fantastic events; it takes experienced professionals. We work with professional photographers, DJs, chauffeurs and other important team members to create organized, fun and stress-free Simple Pleasures events.

Special events are supposed to be fun! Here are a few fun facts about our team.

Tara Hammarstrom, Event Director

Did You Know?
  • Avid Tim McGraw fan (travels to concerts 2-3 times per year)
  • Loves country music and trucks
  • Paradise = laying on the beach
  • Will stand and call the Hogs for anyone
  • Huge Dallas Cowboy fan
  • Proud mama to Abby

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

Elaine Miner, Co-Founder

Did you know?
  • Greenest thumb this side of the Mississippi
  • Loves Ken’s cheeseburgers (almost more than she loves Ken)
  • If you’re missing your kids at Simple Pleasures, you can bet she’s spoiling them
  • Mom to two brilliant boys
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