LaVelle “Blair” West was born in Seattle and was raised in the Bremerton, Washington, area. His family moved to Bellingham when he was 5 years old to be closer to his family roots.
After graduating from Bellingham High, he went to college in Burnaby, B.C. on a football scholarship at Simon Fraser University. Eventually graduating with a degree in Criminology, he moved on to the petroleum industry as an inspector, where he produced his strong focus on detail and his ability to manage under high-pressure circumstances.
He lives in Bellingham with his wife Danielle, son Liam, and dog Benji. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, traveling, reading, and participating in sports.
Blair’s father helped instill in him at a young age a passion for finances. He was fascinated with the way his father interacted with people and how grateful they were for his fathers help. He later realized few others had the same passion for finances as he did and sought out an avenue to use this passion to help others.
After getting his insurance licenses for life and health, along with passing the Series 7 (General Securities Representative Exam) and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination) currently both held with LPL Financial, he started working at West Invest along side his father. He currently helps build clients’ financial plans, develops insurance strategies, and oversees the firm’s business development.
He loves getting to know his clients and learning what their passions are. By doing so he is able to build financial plans around these passions. He truly listens to his clients and establishes a different approach to each and every one of his clients.