Meet Our Team

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 Trogstad

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 along with providing employee benefit solutions for Group Health, Dental, Life and Disability.

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.

Kelly Bruggeman is the Insurance Center’s Personal Lines Agent and Manager. 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’s 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.  

Kailee Mastel


Kailee Mastel is a Buffalo Senior High School graduate and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Business from McNally Smith College of Music. Kailee started working with the Insurance Center of Buffalo in 2012 and is the Vice President, Finance/IT Director, and manages the Benefits book of business. 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 enjoys living on the lake, camping, crafting and party planning, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their two sons.

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 is licensed in Property and Casualty insurance at this time and is looking forward to learning more about insurance, as well as building relationship 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.

Jade Wolke

Jade joined our team in 2020 as a Personal Lines Customer Service Representative. She is looking forward to growing relationships with each of our clients, and is here to help you manage the risks that arise in everyday life. Whether it’s for your home, automobile, motorcycle, boat, recreational vehicle or travel trailer – Jade is here to make sure your insurance policies match your current insurance needs.

Jade is excited to represent Insurance Center of Buffalo, and to start her career in the insurance industry. She begins every day with three things in mind: providing exceptional service for each individual client; creating relationships; and having fun along the way.

Jade grew up in Grand Marais Minnesota, but just recently bought a house in Buffalo with her boyfriend, where they live with their two dogs.

When out of the office, Jade enjoys spending time with her dogs and horse, snowmobiling, boating, and hunting with her grandpa.

Ashley Herrick

Ashley started with our team in November 2019, and is our Benefits Lines Customer Service Representative. Her love for the Buffalo community brought her to our agency with a recent career change. Ashley became licensed in September 2019, and is excited to grow with our team.

Ashley finds passion in educating, as well as serving, those in the community she was raised in. She enjoys watching the community grow and evolve, and is excited to be a part of the future of Buffalo. Ashley believes, “the better you know your clients, the better you can serve them; building relationships is key.”

Ashley is a Buffalo High School graduate. In her free time, she enjoys scrapbooking and card making, baking, reading, and camping in Northern Minnesota with her family. Ashley loves being a mother and adores her children.

Lauren Zimny

Lauren joined our team as the Office Administrator in August of 2021. She is excited to begin her journey in the insurance industry and make her mark in the Buffalo community.
New to Buffalo, Lauren comes from Central MN area. She attended college at St. Cloud State University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Geography. 
In her free time, Lauren enjoys traveling, hiking, spending time with family, friends, and her two German Shepherds, Halo and Koala.