Grand Island


















3610 West Capital Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68802
Phone: (308) 381-1761
Fax: (308) 398-3610


 Justin Shavlik




Justin was born in Tilden, NE and raised at Valentine, NE in the heart of the Sandhills. He attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Upon graduation, in 1998, Justin began his insurance career with The Pinnacle Agency in Osceola, NE.  In 2008, he was transferred to the Grand Island agency where he served as agency manager before being promoted to President in 2012. In addition to being licensed in all lines of personal and commercial insurance, Justin is also a licensed Realtor. In his free time, Justin enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, Tiffany and their three children, Aidan, Porter, and Ivy. You can e-mail Justin at:






Gina Lechner



Gina was born and raised in Grand Island, graduating from Grand Island Senior High in 1993. She then attended Grand Island Central Community College majoring in Accounting. Gina began her insurance career in 1991 as a File Clerk and obtained her insurance license in 1998. Gina enjoys spending time with her sons, Austin and Dylan and stays busy attending  their football, soccer and baseball events. In her free time, Gina also enjoys hunting. You can email Gina at:








Mike McLagan



Mike is originally from Brookings South Dakota and has lived in Grand Island since 2008. He attended Southeast Technical institute in Sioux Falls, SD studying Business Management and Marketing. Mike began his career at The Pinnacle Agency in Grand Island in April of 2013 and in July of 2013 was also named the Agency Manager of the Palmer Agency location. Mike currently splits his time between both the Grand Island & Palmer Offices and is licensed in Personal and Commercial Lines, Crop, and Life & Health insurance. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Heidi and son Gage as well as Camping, Hunting, and Competitive Archery. You can email Mike at








 Judy Weitzel



Judy grew up in Harvard, Nebraska. After graduating from Harvard Public School, she attended Central Community College in Grand Island and received a Diploma in Secretarial and Accounting. Judy started her insurance career in July of 1985 in the Personal Lines Department. She currently heads the Personal Lines Department for The Pinnacle Agency. Judy is licensed in Property & Casualty as well as Life & Health Insurance. She has also earned the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative. In her free time Judy enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You can e-mail Judy at: 







  Robert "Jody" LaBrie



Jody has lived in the Doniphan area since May of 1964. He owned and operated the local meat processing plant in Doniphan for 23 years. During that time, Jody served on the Hall County Planning Commission, Village Board of Doniphan for 8 years, and Doniphan School board for 4 years. He and his wife Carol have 4 children; Brett, Mindy, Margo, and Bartt. They currently have 6 grandchildren, 4 in Fremont, NE and 2 in Des Moines, IA. Jody has been in the insurance business since April of 1986 and in October of 1997, Jody received his CIC designation and served on the CIC Nebraska Education Committee for 3 years. His hobbies include gardening and playing golf. You can e-mail Jody at:






Parma LaBrie



Parma was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska. She started in the insurance industry in 1989 working as a licensed CSR/Agent in the personal lines department. In May of 2002, she was transferred into the Commercial Lines Department. Parma and Tom have one son Nathan who graduated from Grand Island Central Catholic in 2008. Nathan married Sarah Redman, his highschool sweetheart in May of 2015. Tom & Parma are members of Blessed Sacrament Church.  In her spare time Parma loves to play golf, spend time with her family and is a Tastefully Simple Independent Consultant. You can e-mail Parma at:






     Becky McDowell





Becky was born and raised in the Grand Island area. After graduating from Northwest High School in 1997, she attended Grand Island Central Community College where she received her diploma in Business Administration and Management. Becky began her insurance career in 1999, specializing in Life & Health Insurance. She has one daughter, Lexis. Becky enjoys spending time with her friends and family. You can e-mail Becky at:









Donna Buss




Donna was born and raised in Columbus, NE and has lived in Grand Island since 1977. Donna started working for the agency in 2002, and is a Commercial Lines Department Customer Service Representative. Donna married Larry Buss on May 8th, 2010. Together they have 7 children and 13 grandchildren. Donna enjoys spending time with family and friends and her hobbies include flower and vegetable gardening, baking, and antique shopping.  Larry and Donna have several antique John Deere tractors and enjoy participating in the antique shows with their grandsons. You can e-mail Donna at: