About Connections IT Inc

Connections IT Inc has built a reputation for creating reliable and cost effective security video surveillance and IT Solutions for its clients. The key to this success is in delivering and integrating the best security and IT equipment in the industry and doing it in such a way that it delivers the desired performance of the individual client.

For the past nine years Connections IT INC has worked with a variety of clients to create easy to use surveillance and IT systems.  Currently, casino video surveillance makes up some 60 percent of ConnectionsIT’s business with the remaining coming from managed IT services. The company has 30 employees and offices in California, Nevada and Oklahoma. ConnectionsIT expects to open new offices near the Great Lakes and in Southern California later this year.

ConnectionsIT partners with the leading security and IT product and service, and has a professional staff that provides 24/7 support to all of its clients and installs.  Client service and satisfaction is the number one goal of ConnectionsIT.

Our Team

victoria_carlsonVictoria Carlson serves as President.  Victoria has worked with Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce Ambassador program to help rebuild their membership program. Victoria has also worked with fundraising for several sport programs in Santa Rosa city schools. Victoria has been with Connections IT since 2000. Victoria also has Certification in Cisco CSE, HTML 3.2,4, Java Script,and Desktop support.

brody_carlsonBrody Carlson, CIO of Connections IT, has 10 years of front-line system integration experience in trouble-shooting and repairing existing casino video surveillance systems. Brody has a degree in criminal justice and served in the Marine Corps for 10 years as a tactical officer in an air defense unit. Brody also volunteers as a Reserve Police Officer. He is certified as a MSCE, CSE, CCA and CCSP.

Courtney ketelsenCourtney Ketelsen, Sales/Marketing for Connections IT Courtney has 3 years of product and project development for exciting and new clients. Courtney has a degree in behavioral science. Courtney is a volunteer for several after school programs in Sonoma County.

zoe_tassencourtZoe Tassencourt is the Senior Technical Manager for Connections IT. Zoe has been in the IT business for 20 years and has worked for ConnectionsIT for the past 8 years.  Prior to her present assignment,Zoe developed and taught the CNE and MCSE training programs for a local vocational school and official Microsoft Training Center, in addition to managing the school’s 80-node network.  Zoe holds a BA from Virginia Commonwealth University as well as current CNE and MCSE certifications.

Chris_DeFreitasChris DeFreitas is a Senior Network Engineer for Connections IT. Chris has a Cisco CCNA, Comptia A+ certification and over ten years of experience in the field. His favorite areas include the Microsoft Server platform and Cisco network environment. When his head is not buried in a computer, you’ll find it in a helmet while he’s touring on his motorcycle.

Jay MikelJay Mikel has worked on hundreds of commercial projects and brings more than a decade of security industry experience to the company.He has a proven track record for large and small scale project management.

randy_dodsonRandy Dodson handles the purchasing at ConnectionsIT. Randy has over 15 years experience in the procurement industry. He has a Specialized Associate Degree in Information Technology with a Microsoft Concentration.  Randy’s CompTIA certifications include A+, Network + and Security+.

 

catrina_higueraCatrina Higuera serves as an administrative assistant in the Santa Rosa, California home office.  Catrina worked in the mortgage industry for 7 years as a customer service representative before joining ConnectionsIT.  She is the assistant to the accounting and marketing departments.

Adam GreenblattAdam Greenblatt Has experience in the Information Technology Industry specializing in Network, Server, and desktop troubleshooting.

daniel_parkerDaniel Parker works as a Field Technician for ConnectionsIT.  He has been working in the IT field for the past 9 years since finishing his B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from Florida International University in Dec. 2000.  He is presently studying to become Microsoft certified

 

brent_swinthBrent Swinth is an AUTO CAD Drafter. He has a degree in Liberal Studies from Chico State University and a Certificate from the Civil Engineering Tech program at Santa Rosa Junior College.  He has over three years experience as an Instructional Assistant at Santa Rosa Junior College for the Applied Technologies and Civil Engineering programs and still frequently volunteers in the classroom. Before joining ConnectionsIT, Brent was a civil engineering tech.

Customer Quote

“This has been a very challenging design and installation process, and we all have learned a lot that we can apply to our other casinos. “said B.J. Waggnor, Director of Surveillance, Muscogee (Creek) Nation. “We will continue to upgrade and expand our security surveillance systems as newer and more cost effective products are introduced into the market.  It is a never-ending process and we are glad to have ConnectionsIT as our system integration partner.”

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