John joined the insurance industry in 2018, certified by the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals (AFIP). John specializes in the automotive industry and is looking to grow his book of business. Prior to joining the insurance industry, John received his Bachelors of Arts degree while attending Colorado University. John is also working to obtain his private pilot’s license with his father who is his instructor.
John is a classic car fanatic. He built a 1923 Ford Model T; you can see him driving it around the streets of Denver when the weather is warm. As a youth, John discovered a passion for snowboarding. He lived in Breckenridge, CO and worked there as a snowboarding instructor. He also enjoys spending time on the golf course in the summer. In the end, John says his greatest accomplishment has been building a home and family with his beautiful wife and two children.
Lance joined Buckner in 2017, bringing with him over 25 years of insurance experience. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and has experience in various sectors within the insurance industry.
Lance enjoyed playing sports as a child and considers his kids to be his greatest accomplishment in life. Carmine’s on Penn is his favorite restaurant and Hawaii is his favorite place for a getaway.
Cody began his insurance career in 2008 after graduating from the University of Denver. He specializes in Employee Benefits with multiple funding mechanisms and wellness campaigns. He is experienced insuring companies in the Oil & Gas, Mining, Architecture, Technology and Healthcare industries. Cody has been named a BenefitMall Elite Broker in 2017 and an Assurant MVP Roundtable Platinum Broker in 2015.
Cody has always enjoyed skiing and playing tennis. But he is most passionate about building solid and strong relationships with all people that are involved in his life. He has spent many years volunteering in the Denver metro area and has successfully funded multiple campaigns for his friends and family in times of need. Some of his volunteer efforts and activities include: University of Denver Alumni Association, Phi Kappa Sigma Alumni, Mount Carmel Men’s Club, The City of Wheat Ridge, The Tennyson Center for Children, Mount Saint Vincent Home, and Project Angel Heart.
Barb has more than 30 years of experience, joining the insurance industry in 1987. With Buckner, she specializes in trucking and general insurance. She earned an Associates degree from Northeastern Junior College and has acquired her Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.
As a child, Barb loved horses and playing softball. In high school, she won Best Actress for a musical production—afterwards, she continued to sing for various events until she moved to Denver. She loves the movie White Christmas and her favorite restaurant to frequent is YaYa’s. Her greatest accomplishment in life is raising two Marine sons—both have returned home safely.
Karl has 40+ years of insurance knowledge and expertise. Throughout that time, he has largely specialized in the trucking industry. Karl received his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, where he graduated Cum Laude. Today, Karl holds both Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and AIU designations. He was also a co-owner of a successful agency, which was later sold to Buckner.
As a youth, Karl was heavily involved in sports including baseball, basketball, cross country and track. Currently, Karl’s main activity is golf and considers once scoring a 4.2 golf index as one of his greatest accomplishments. Something that many people may not know about Karl is that he worked summers in England for a landscaper during college.
Colin joined in the insurance industry in 2005, specializing in private equity insurances including manufacturers, distributors, IT, and medical equipment. Prior to joining the industry, he received both his Bachelor’s degree and his MBA.
As a youth, Colin’s hobbies included landscaping and working on small engines. Colin and his wife have had the privilege of raising their two, successful children, which he feels has been one of his greatest accomplishments. Today, Colin considers himself a frustrated golfer who loves to read, as well as a lifelong learner.
Toni has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, starting her career in 1995. Toni specializes in Construction, Healthcare, and Trucking industries.
During her youth, Toni’s favorite hobby was playing Volleyball. She enjoys watching romantic comedies, Wedding Date, being her favorite. Toni is a people person at heart and is often surrounded by good friends and family. Her greatest accomplishment has been raising her two children.
Mark joined the insurance industry in 2009 and brings more than 10 years of insurance experience to Buckner. A graduate of the University of Wyoming, Mark began his career building a Colorado-based construction company with his brother. During his time running operations, Mark personally experienced many of the challenges business owners face: including OSHA investigations, DOT audits, and remaining compliant with ever-changing government regulations. Mark is both OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 certified. With his experience and certifications, he brings a unique perspective that encompasses managing business risks and costs. Mark is constantly learning and growing through active participation on various local construction and transportation associations, and attends ongoing insurance continued education classes. The culmination of these experiences has helped Mark achieve excellent client retention throughout his career. Mark’s main focus at Buckner will be on the construction industry.
Mark’s hobbies include fishing and most outdoor activities. He is most passionate about his family and enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and two sons.
Troy has been in the insurance industry for over 20 years. He holds Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) designations, and was selected as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA) in 2010. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University and Environmental Design Studies at the University of Colorado. Troy’s industry specialties include landscape architects and contractors, architects & engineers, landscape industry wholesalers and manufacturing, transportation, and freight forwarders.
Since his youth, Troy has enjoyed downhill and cross country skiing and still finds great satisfaction in being outdoors where he can golf, ski, fly-fish, and hunt. His family has a small ranch located in Kremmling, Colorado where he often retreats. Troy also enjoys teaching others and has had the pleasure of being a guest speaker at multiple risk management programs and university classes.
Matt joined the Buckner Company in 2015 and has been a great asset bringing with him almost 20 years of insurance experience. Matt specializes in commercial real estate, homeowners associations and apartment building industries.
Matt is a family man at heart and a very proud uncle! Something unique about Matt is that he is a third generation holocaust survivor with both his grandfather and grandmother being survivors of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
Dustin graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication and entered the insurance industry in 2002. He specializes in habitational and commercial property, including apartments, associations, retail centers, and warehouses.
Dustin was the captain of the Cherry Creek High School football and basketball teams and went on to play both sports in college. Among his favorite movies are Hoosiers, Ace Ventura, Braveheart, Pulp Fiction and Forest Gump. He is the father of 3 amazing kids and husband to a beautiful wife.