Meet The Team

Meet the cast members who make Curtis’ show possible. It takes a team to live the dream!


Elle Zimmerman

Elle Zimmerman

Executive Producer

Elle Zimmerman

Elle Zimmerman

Executive Producer

Magic trick: Keeping a message alive for years after it’s been delivered

Title of Life Show: Life is a Stage

Life Script: Elle has worked as a professional actress and singer for more than 20 years. She is the executive producer for Curtis’ speaking career, and she currently consults with leaders of Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald’s, Crocs, and Bacardi USA for Curtis’ Beyond the Keynote program. As a sought-after leadership expert, Elle’s expertise is in keeping messages alive, coaching individuals, and inspiring people to uncover their creative purpose. Learn more at ellezimmerman.com

Jeni Sand

Jeni Sand

Marketing Project Manager

Jeni Sand

Jeni Sand

Marketing Project Manager

Magic Trick: Moving from the smallest of details to the significant big picture

Title of Life Show: Walk by Faith

Life Script:  Jeni has always had an interest in the intersection of creativity and technology. She has utilized her marketing, promotions and creative skills for Kings Island amusement park and event planning know-how for Oktoberfest Zinzinnati, one of Cincinnati’s largest celebration event. Since working for the Curtis Zimmerman Group, she has molded her career path to align with who she is. (We like to call that living the dream.)

Clara Malson

Clara Malson

Content Marketing Manager

Clara Malson

Clara Malson

Content Marketing Manager

Magic trick: Cutting a piece of writing in half and keeping its meaning

Title of Life Show: She Walks in Beauty

Life Script: Clara is a recent graduate of Miami University where she majored in English Literature, worked at the writing center, wrote for the student magazine, and studied abroad in London. Her life revolved around words and their use then, and she’s thrilled that it still does now. She loves small towns, old books, and all things British.

Julie Robenson

Julie Robenson

Executive Assistant

Julie Robenson

Julie Robenson

Executive Assistant

Magic Trick: Making clients feel cared about from thousands of miles away

Title of Life Show: A League of Her Own

Life Script: Julie grew up in Cleveland, but decided to leave behind lake-effect snow for the desert, where she attended college at the University of Arizona. With her genius for marketing and organization, she worked for eight years doing digital marketing for The George Washington University. Before joining the Living the Dream Team, Julie moved back to Ohio and worked in event planning for a family foundation. She loves hot power yoga, reading, watching trash TV and spending time with her family.