Meet our Team
As a full-service event company, Studio Dan Meiners has an amazing team of professionals that all work together on each and every event we produce. From event design and coordination to floral and decor installation, our team works diligently to make sure your entire experience is nothing short of amazing.
Dan has always been passionate about design that developed his foundation for a lifetime of creative work. Starting with his first retail venture in 1993 and quickly blossoming into a successful floral and design consulting business, he is a true innovator in the world of flowers and events that lead to the development of what is now known as Studio Dan Meiners. Working with premier vendors, consultants and venues, Dan strives for the best with each and every event he produces using a chic and elegant modern style. He has a true gift for building partnerships with others in the community and works with many charitable organizations. When he is not busy with client events, Dan loves to travel and enjoys the night life as a way to stay inspired and keep his design skills sharp. He shares a home in Kansas City with his partner, David Brinkerhoff.
Operations & Corporate Sales Manager
Rory wears many hats at SDM. She is the operations and HR manager. She also works with corporate clients, oversees all holiday decorating and runs our lounge furniture department. With 15 plus years in event management she has seen it all and is great at multi-tasking. On her days off she is a busy Mom.
Event Space Manager
Taylor is the Sales and Event Space Manager. She spends her days working with clients to ensure that their event goes smoothly during both the planning process and the day of execution. Taylor is an expert multi-tasker and excels at time management. She attended the University of Kansas where she majored in Journalism and Strategic Communication and minored in Business and French. On her days off, she enjoys a good yoga class or brunch with friends.
Logistics and Procurement
Kelsey is in charge of Logistics & Procurement at Studio Dan Meiners. She makes sure our team is where they need to be with all of the supplies needed to make each off-site wedding or event run smoothly. She began working as a Floral Designer in 2015, and now has been in her current position since Fall 2018. Kelsey studied Musical Theater at UMKC and most recently has been studying Political Science. She enjoys watching the news, taking dance classes and spending time with friends and family.
Lead Floral Designer
Justin has 25 years of experience, 13 of them at Studio Dan Meiners. He ensures each personal order and event floral is uniquely designed with attention to every detail. He also makes sure our coolers are stocked with flowers from around the world and of the finest quality. In his free time, he enjoys landscape design, camping and hanging out with his Miniature Pinscher, Zeus.
Mary oversees our production & installation and makes sure our decor and rentals are in tip top shape before they head out to an event. She has 15+ years experience (4 at Studio Dan Meiners) in floral and event design and is great at organization. As a Kansas City native, she loves cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy having fire pits and playing video/board games with their friends. She loves her Pitbull Dexter and live music.
Tony is the friendly face that almost all of our customers see, as he ensures the on-time and safe delivery of our daily floral arrangements. Tony has been our driver since 2012, but in his free time he likes to get out from behind the wheel and enjoys sports, being outdoors, movies or reading a good book.
The Production Team at Studio Dan Meiners are responsible for making weddings and events come to life. They make sure that each client’s vision is perfectly executed. Their days are long and busy and many times the work late into the night or early morning. They are truly the backbone at Studio Dan Meiners.
The Floral Team at Studio Dan Meiners approach floral design with true artistic vision. Our team has the ability to create arrangements in a variety of styles. With a team of six we are able to match our client with the designer that can best match their style. Josh has a flair for Garden arrangements, Lori likes modern styles, Mary keeps it traditional, Erin is a master at bouquets, Justin likes to keep it modern and trendy and our newest member Gina fresh out of design school is great at architectural pieces. They all work together seamlessly and play on each other’s strengths.