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 & Sales Director
Rory wears many hats at SDM. She oversees the company operations as well as HR and marketing. She is the person behind the social media posts. She also works directly with corporate clients, oversees all holiday decorating and runs our lounge furniture department. With 20 years in event management she has seen it all and is great at multi-tasking. On her days off she is a busy Mom and loves to travel.
Event Space Manager
Elena is the Event Space Manager for Pennway Place at Studio Dan Meiners. As a recent bride herself Elena brings a lot of knowledge of event planning to her position. She is passionate about art, and even has a degree in Graphic Design. On her days off she enjoys reading, traveling to new places, and snuggling up with her cat Melon and Pitbull Odin.
Logistics and Design
Joshua is in charge of Logistics and Design at Studio Dan Meiners. He works with the detailed coordination and implementation of complex operations involving many people, facilities, and supplies. As well as also aiding in the design for events through the company. He started in 2012 as a florist, gaining 8 years of floral and design experience. In his spare time he tries to enjoy what Kansas City has to offer 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. Each one of our florists brings their personal style and personality to their design work.