Meet the Simple Pleasures Team

The three principle directors of the Simple Pleasures team are Tara Hammarstrom and Ken and Elaine Miner. As an experienced designer, Ken designed and constructed the unique Simple Pleasures architectural and landscape features to complement wedding ceremonies and beautiful photo images. 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 reception. Ken and Elaine’s passion for collecting and preserving historic pop culture is used throughout the 21-acre campus, delighting the wedding party and their guests.


Tara Hammarstrom, Wedding Coordinator

Having coordinated over 200 weddings during her time at Simple Pleasures, Tara knows how to pull off your big day without a hitch. Whether working with outside vendors or planning out the timeline of your ceremony and reception, Tara’s goal is to take care of all the logistical and organizational elements of the wedding so that brides and grooms have a stress free day. Click here to schedule a tour of Simple Pleasures with Tara today!


Talented Staffing

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

Weddings are supposed to be fun! Here are a few fun facts about our team.
Tara Hammarstrom, Wedding Coordinator
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 Momma to Abby (college bound)
Ken Miner, Co-Founder
Did you know?
  • Cooks a mean cheeseburger
  • Rock N’ Roll fanatic
  • Summer days mean inner tube and lake floating, grand children and creek stomping
  • Sienfeild 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)
  • Dog mom to Cruiser the Wonder Dog
  • If you’re missing your kids at Simple Pleasures, you can bet she’s spoiling them
  • Mom to 2 brilliant boys
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