The professionals at the Insurance Center of Buffalo are experienced, highly qualified, and ready to help you find the best coverage at the best price on any insurance product you need for home, life, property, or business. We are committed to excellence and are passionate about what we do!




Gary has been in the insurance industry since 1979. He joined the Insurance Center of Buffalo in 2001 and purchased the agency from Ken Ogden in 2011.

Gary specializes in Commercial/Business insurance for property, liability, auto and workers compensation. He works closely with each client to tailor insurance coverage to meet each client’s particular needs, maximizing their coverage, and providing quality products at a competitive price. Service after the sale is crucial to provide our customers with “Peace of Mind”.

Gary and his wife, Lori, have lived in Buffalo since 1990. He is committed to supporting the area with his participation in the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce and many other community activities. He enjoys motorcycling and watching sports.

Kailee Mastel

 Kailee has been with the Insurance Center of Buffalo in 2012 and is the Chief Operations Officer, Human Resources and Finance/IT Director, and Benefits Agent. She specializes in Medicare, Life Insurance, Disability Income, and Health insurance for individuals and families; she also works with business owners to provide benefit packages to their employees. 

 Kailee enjoys building long-lasting relationships with clients and educating individuals on the ever-changing ‘world’ of health insurance. She is proud to assist people in selecting the personalized medical and life insurance coverage they need, in order to confidently and comfortably continue living their passions and dreams.

Kailee is a Buffalo Senior High School graduate and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business from McNally Smith College of Music. She enjoys participating in community events, spending time at the gym, and living the ‘lake life’ with her husband and their two sons.



Kelly Bruggeman

Kelly is the Insurance Center’s Executive Vice President and Personal Lines Agent. With over 36 years in the insurance industry; Kelly can help with your personal insurance needs, such as home, automobile, motorcycle, boats, ATV’s and travel trailers. 

Kelly is proud of the Insurance Center’s strong philosophy of quality customer service, attention to detail and accurately understanding client needs. A focus on details and getting the right information is the key to building successful relationships with clients and finding the right insurance protection for their individual lifestyles.  

“I am now helping the 2nd generation of some of my long-time clients, which is very gratifying” shares Kelly. She has often said; “I have been in the insurance field for over 36 years; either I like what I do, or I am in a rut…both are incorrect – I LOVE what I do, and I LOVE working with people.”

Kelly grew up in the Maple Lake area and has lived in Annandale with her husband, Steve Bruggeman, for over 35 years. She is a motorcycle and classic car enthusiast. Kelly’s greatest accomplishment is her two sons; who are now grown. Kelly’s greatest joy is spending time and traveling with her growing family.  

Dana Fisher

Dana is the Commerical Lines Account Manager at the Insurance Center of Buffalo; she joined our team in September of 2020.
Dana holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southwest State Minnesota University and has a background in customer service, vocational support and collaborating within the community. She enjoys continuously learning more about insurance, as well as building relationships with current and future clients.
Being from the Buffalo area, Dana and her family enjoy visiting and supporting local events and businesses. Dana also enjoys exploring new places, reading, and practicing creativity.




Sydnee Kauppi

Sydnee joined our team in 2021 and is our Benefits Account Manager. With nearly five years of experience in the insurance industry, Sydnee is licensed in property, casualty, life and health. She is passionate in helping others and looks forward to the relationships she builds with clients.

Outside of the office, Sydnee enjoys spending time with her daughter, friends and family. You are likely to find her curled up with a good book, or soaking up time on the lake.

Alex Trogstad

Alex joined the Insurance Center of Buffalo in 2020 and leads the team’s business development efforts.  Born and raised in Buffalo, he has a passion for ensuring the surrounding community is covered in their most difficult times. 

Alex and his wife, Devane, live in Buffalo along with their 2 boys. Outside of the office, you will find him working on their hobby farm, at the gym, or on the water.


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Here at Insurance Center of Buffalo, we are qualified, knowledgeable, and ready to find the best policy to fit your needs. Whether you are looking for Personal, Benefits, or Business Insurance we are able to provide you with quality coverage at competitive rates.