Our Qualifications

Warren "Buster" West, CLU®, ChFC®

Senior Financial Representative, Principal Securities Registered Representative, Financial Advisor

Buster is a Senior Financial Representative in the St. Peter office of the Minnesota Business Center of Principal® as well as a Registered Representative and Financial Advisor for Principal Securities. He represents Principal National Life Insurance Company, Principal Life Insurance Company, and the companies available through the Preferred Product Network Inc and/or many fine carriers.

Buster joined our company in 1975 after graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College and working as an agent for four years. His professional activities include teaching industry courses and holding leadership positions in the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors-Southern Minnesota Chapter and the Society of Financial Service Professionals, serving as President of both organizations. Active in his community, Buster has been a member of the Cleveland School Board, president of the St. Peter Lions Club, St. Peter United Way and the German-Jefferson Sportsman Club, Cub master with the Cub Scouts and is a member of the St. Peter Area Chamber of Commerce. Buster is a life and qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT).  He has been recognized as the Outstanding Young Businessman in St. Peter. In 1993, he was inducted into the Gustavus Adolphus College Athletic Hall of Fame.  In 2006 Buster received the coveted Orris M. Johnson Memorial Award from NAIFA Southern Minnesota.  "This award is given to a member who has established a pattern of representing the finest type of individual in all dimensions of his living and a person who consistently has brought honor and respect to our industry and community." 

Currently Buster is a board member of the Mankato Area Foundation and is the Chair of the Gustavus Linnaeus Arboretum National Advisory Board. 

Buster's hobbies include photography, travel, restoring prairies, hunting, fishing, canoeing and cross country skiing.



Carolyn Mager

Insurance Agent

Carolyn is an insurance agent who specializes in assisting clients with their health insurance needs. She received her B.S. and M.A. degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato and now resides in her hometown of Le Center.  She is a member of the St. Peter Lions Club and is a St. Peter Chamber Diplomat.  Carolyn prides herself in being approachable and emphasizing that there really is no such thing as a dumb question, especially in our everchanging health insurance marketplace.  While Carolyn is quite busy during the various medical open enrollment periods, she enjoys the ability to have a more flexible schedule other times of the year to spend with her family, especially their daughter, Paige.  When Carolyn isn’t working or chasing around a toddler, she enjoys baking, interior decorating, and finding a good deal, particularly at garage sales and thrift stores.


 Casey West

Financial Representative, Principal Securities Registered Representative, Financial Advisor

Casey is a Financial Representative with Principal Life Insurance and Principal National Life Insurance Companies and a Registered Representative with Principal Securities, Inc., and the companies available through the Preferred Product Network Inc. and/or many fine carriers.  He received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter.  Casey grew up in Cleveland and now resides in St Peter with his wife and Ann and children Max & Maggie.  Casey referees high school basketball.  He is a Past President of the National Association of  Insurance and Financial Advisors-Southern Minnesota Chapter.  He is also past president of the St. Peter Lions Club.  Casey enjoys sitting down with clients to analyze their current financial situation and then creating a strategy to help them to achieve their financial goals.


Tami Kaveney

Client Relations Associate