Our Approach

We work with INTEGRITY.

The finished product we provide our clients is EXCELLENT – creative, accurate, and targeted.

Our offerings are DIVERSE, completely tailored to our clients’ needs.  We believe the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and COLLABORATE with our clients and strategic partners.

We add value through a THOUGHTFUL, STRATEGIC approach.  We provide recommendations and insight in addition to seamless EXECUTION.


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Meet the Team

You've got to meet these people.  Seriously.

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Nicole Anderson

Nicole grew up in the North Shore of Massachusetts but is now taking on a new life adventure in Florida! She graduated from Salem State University, and she has a background in administration and social media content coordination. Nicole is tech savvy and is quick to pick up new skills. Canva is her favorite tool, as designing is her passion. She also loves organization, crafts of all kinds, and is slightly obsessed with office supplies. She is a mom to two sweet cats, Jasper and Boogie.

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Bekah Carlson

Bekah spent over a dozen years in corporate real estate marketing for an investment firm. Then she worked on side projects outside of that realm, from gaming to men's underwear development to restaurant concept work, and discovered a passion for developing the strategy and marketing fundamentals that can grow all businesses.

Bekah is also an Illinois licensed real estate managing broker, board member and past president of NICAR (the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors), and a presenter on the CRECO.ai Real Estate Roundtable Podcast.

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Maria Dollas

With over 20 years of experience in all aspects of event production and marketing, Maria has enjoyed working with an incredibly diverse range of clients throughout her career:  high-level diplomatic events for visiting dignitaries and heads of state, creating award-winning event concepts for luxury retailers, and launch events for new businesses.  Maria uses her writing skills and unique aesthetic to provide innovate social media campaigns to promote services and products to a virtual audience. 

As a self-professed linguaphile, Maria has always loved communication (in five languages!) and surprises waiters in France by ordering in a decent accent. Maria holds a B.A. in International Relations and French from DePaul University and is a fervent supporter of cancer research as a member of the Advisory Board for the Malnati Brain Tumor Institute at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. 

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Melissa Fuller

Melissa Fuller lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She's a homeschooling mom to a one-of-a-kind teenager, who enjoys video games and the great outdoors.

Melissa is a social media maven and eblast creator. Her bachelor's degree from WIU in 1997 certified her as a teacher with a specialty in art. When she became a mom, who wanted to homeschool in a very unique way, she started her own niche social media pages and following. This and her former careers as a nanny and a veterinary technician have developed her aptitude for educational marketing with an artistic flair.

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Lourden Gonzalez

Lourden recently earned her undergraduate degree from Aurora University, and she is ready to put it to use by entering the field of digital marketing! Lourden has had the privilege of managing and creating content for a recently established organization on a variety of their social media accounts. 

A new resident of Colorado, Lourden, enjoys being outside and taking advantage of all the exciting things to do in and around her new home.

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Bre Kingsley

Bre is a creative spirit with a deep love of designing and creating impeccable work for her clients. Her career has included work at a marketing firm as a National Sales Director. She has designed numerous campaigns in the beauty, personal care, and wellness industries. Additionally, her passion for wellness and serving others continues through her company, Oil Artisans.

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Kim Strout

Kim has worked in a variety of fields over the years: retail, staffing agency, investment firm, hospital, and a newly opened chiropractic office. Her background includes administration, small business operations and HR. Kim loves helping people and groups working together.  She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is mother of three energetic children. Kim and her family love spending time outdoors, reading, and creative cooking.

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Kristy Nickol

Kristy wears many hats. At Carlson Integrated, she is the master of e-blasts and editing. When she's not conquering email communication, Kristy is a licensed hairstylist, an English teacher and a full-time mom to 3 kids and 2 furry children. Kristy hails from the Chicagoland area and loves summertime in the city!

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Julia Perlmutter

Julia is a New England Native, coming from Boston, MA and going to college in Maine. Her experience comes from the tech world as well as non-profit and corporate social responsibility. She came in as a writer to support our various clients and has taken on other marketing projects, most recently working on websites! Julia is in love with her 13 year old golden retriever Troy and she is also an avid sports fan, having played softball in college.

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Cortney Ridley

Cortney is an avid reader, researcher, and fitness enthusiast. After working in the field of architecture for many years, she transitioned into marketing and brand strategy, where she has focused her talents for the past 6 years. She is a mother of one 3-year-old girl named Roen and together, they enjoy doing DIY projects and spending time outdoors. Cortney is also an ACE certified personal trainer.

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Sehar Syed

With years of experience Sehar has the background and knowledge of all thing’s social media and web design. She originally started her career in the technical field working for top companies like Facebook and Accenture. Later in the years she dived into the content and web design portion of marketing!

She resides in Chicago and has three amazing kids (1 fur baby). As a new member of the Carlson Integrated team, she cannot wait to work with all of our amazing members!

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Kristen Tinerella

Kristen’s career began when she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from DePaul University in 2016. Her time at DePaul was spent studying public relations & advertising and minoring in hospitality. She holds experience in office administration, operations, standard/real estate marketing and social media, and serves as CI's administrative assistant.

Born and raised in Chicago and a new mother of 1 baby girl, Kristen loves spending her off days with her family and Goldendoodle (Bruce) at her summer home in South Haven, Michigan.