Meet the Team


Kip Brettingen | President | (763) 201-8010

I started my career in 1985 with American Sharecom (now Level3). At American Sharecom we sold long distance and data services only to business customers. I then went to LDDS (MCI) continuing to sell ld to business customers. My last corp employeer was Sprint Communication selling long distance and data. I found that although I enjoyed working with large business customers I wanted to be able to give them a lasting relationship that could offer more products from just one source.

I took a leap of faith and started my own small business doing just that. I started out selling ATT long distance to businesses across MN. Four years later and lots of hard work, I was able to hire my first employee. We continued to sell ld and data up to 1998 at which point US West allowed competition to sell in the 14 state Bell region. As of today we currently have 8 full time employees which bring a total of 70+ years of telecom experience to our customers. I enjoy working with our many different clients and value the lasting relationships I have made over the past 20+ years.

I started Integrated Communications in 1989 and enjoy working with all our clients on a daily basis, and being part of a positive telecom experience. I enjoy being with friends and family. My beautiful wife of 24 years, Pamela and I have three wonderful children. Our eldest, Holly attends Concordia College in Fargo/Moorhead majoring in business finance. Our son Joey is a freshman at University of Minnesota playing baseball and majoring in horticulture. Our youngest Hope is a freshman in high school and involved in hockey, track and softball.

Nate Young | Consultant | (763) 201-8005
Other than keeping up with work and the technology of communications, I have a lot of typical Minnesota interests. My favorite season is the fall. I am an avid duck hunter and spend most of the year eagerly awaiting opening weekend. In the winter, I do a lot of snowboarding and snowmobiling. In the summer, my two softball teams and just about any other outdoor sports keep me busy. I grew up in the Duluth, MN area and went to college in Eau Claire, WI where I received my degree in business. Now I live in Uptown in Minneapolis. I love the city of lakes where everything is right next door.

Nicholas Fry | Consultant (763) 201-8003
I studied network communications at Brown, as well as obtaining my CASS certification in 2011. Outside of work, I spend my time with my soon to be wife, Setara. We are always together and are constantly training for events such as Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash. We are both avid motorcyclists and love being outdoors. My personal life and career have been built based on the motto “giving up is not an option,” and my diplomacy and influential power lead me daily at Integrated Communications in my role as a Network Consultant with a concentration on customer relations.

Mary Heinen | Account Manager (763) 201-8021
Friends, family and just about everyone who knows me will tell you three things. One: I’m a current events junkie. Two: I take great satisfaction in planting, harvesting and eating the vegetables and herbs I grow in my backyard garden (yum!) and Three: My family is the epicenter of my life.

Setara Barukzoy | Marketing and Development Manager

For as long as I can remember, passion has been a vital ingredient in my life. Whether I’m gripping a corner on my rocket (CBR600), unveiling mysteries on another adventure with my significant other or making each day the best day at work and at home, passion consumes me. My thirst for life and education has given me a degree in vocal performance, and has continued to peak my curiosity as I currently attend school for Criminal Justice and Investigations. My partner, Nick, and I make the most out of any given situation, which is why we continue to seek life out. We are currently expecting our first child together, and will consistently seek to learn, love, and grow with each-other. Surprisingly enough, we also work together; I guess you could say it was love at first integration! Working at Integrated has given me a new perspective in life and in seeking out my passions. These next few years will be a laughing, crying, loving, working, learning, and changing blur, and baby, I can’t wait!


I am one of the newest members of the ICI team and consider myself very fortunate to be working with such a great group of people. My husband and I are food and wine enthusiasts and love to entertain family and friends. We also love to travel to California wine country and anywhere in Europe – especially France and Italy.

Thalina Kleis | Account Manager (763) 201-8020
My life has been an amazing journey. Daily, I am a chef, chauffeur, ATM machine, maid, employee, friend, daughter…the list goes on. Mostly, I am a mom of two wonderful kids that I love dearly. They keep me busy as a spectator with all their activities. I enjoy traveling and am always looking for a new and exciting place to visit. Minnesota summers are my favorite time of the year.

Greg Hannon | Independent Consultant (763) 201-8015
My Motto is:”Think of me as an employee of yours but you do not have to pay for me.”-since we are reimbursed by the carriers you want to work with. I am married with two grown children and a beautiful granddaughter and grandson so far… My favorite past time is all Minnesota sports.

Rick Kleve | Independent Consultant (763) 201-8025
Professional – Experienced – A true Resource with Integrity