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Meet Karen:

Sales & Event Director, Karen Ledford has over 25 years of experience in events. She started with Lon Lane at 16, what was then, The Catering Company, and is now, Inspired Occasions. “This experience taught me everything I know,” says Karen.

Karen was also the Event manager at St. Andrews Golf Course for several years, Event Captain with Silver Catering as needed for over 16 years, and then 11 years at The Melting Pot on the Plaza as the Marketing and Events Manager.

When Karen was asked where her drive in her career came from and she replied, “I get to plan and attend parties all day! Who needs motivation for that?!”

She is KC local born and raised, resides in Overland Park with her husband and 2 girls.

“I was working for a Chicago based company and was interested in moving to a local company with event space. I found the perfect fit in KC Hopps and they matched my passion for Kansas City. I am honored to be the Sales & Event Director for KC Hopps adventure here at The View at Briarcliff. Beyond excited to share this amazing location with our city and invite everyone to come and experience The View!”

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