Colorado

COLORADO

  • Fabio Bravo
    Fabio Bravo
    Client Advisor, Trucking | Salt Lake
  • Lance Butler
    Lance Butler
    Client Advisor | Denver
  • Barb Elsasser
    Barb Elsasser
    Client Advisor | Denver
  • Karl Elsasser
    Karl Elsasser
    Client Advisor, Trucking | Denver
  • Colin Kresock
    Colin Kresock
    Client Advisor | Denver
  • Sara Otter
    Sara Otter
    Management Liability Specialist
  • Toni Peconi
    Toni Peconi
    Client Advisor, Trucking | Denver
  • Mark Polk
    Mark Polk
    Client Advisor | Denver
  • Troy Sibelius
    Troy Sibelius
    Client Advisor/Partner | Denver
  • Tom Terry
    Tom Terry
    Client Advisor | Denver
  • Dustin Thome
    Dustin Thome
    Client Advisor/Partner | Denver
Fabio Bravo
Client Advisor, Trucking | Salt Lake

fbravo@buckner.com
801-937-6761

Fabio joined Buckner in 2013. He was previously involved in the banking and insurance industry since 2009. Fabio has a degree in Finance with an emphasis in International Business from Utah Valley University. Fabio specializes in the trucking industry and has received the Specialist in Transportation and Risk (STAR) designation from Great West Casualty, as well as the Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

Originally from Brazil, Fabio speaks four languages fluently and enjoys working with customers from different backgrounds and ethnicities. Fabio enjoys working out and is an avid Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and competitor. During his time off, you will find him spending time with his wife and two kids or grappling with someone on the mats.

Lance Butler
Client Advisor | Denver

lbutler@buckner.com
303-756-3146

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.

Barb Elsasser
Client Advisor | Denver

belsasser@buckner.com
303-753-8423

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 Elsasser
Client Advisor, Trucking | Denver

kelsasser@buckner.com
303-753-8414

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 Kresock
Client Advisor | Denver

ckresock@buckner.com
303-756-2015

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.

Sara Otter
Management Liability Specialist

sotter@buckner.com
303-753-8439

Sara has been working in the insurance industry since 1997. Her specialty is corporate malpractice insurance (Directors & Officers Liability, Employment Practices, Fiduciary Liability, Crime, Kidnap & Ransom, and Data Security & Privacy Liability). Sara placed her first Cyber/Data Breach policy back in 2002 when it was still called Technology Services.

Sara has worked with many carriers and has seen the how the coverage has evolved and changed. She has placed Cyber/Data Breach coverage for small non-profit companies, start-up tech firms, publicly traded venture capital firms, national credit unions, and everything in-between. Educating clients in today’s landscape is one of her passions.

Toni Peconi
Client Advisor, Trucking | Denver

tpeconi@buckner.com
800-753-9909

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 Polk
Client Advisor | Denver

mpolk@buckner.com
303-756-2014

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 Sibelius
Client Advisor/Partner | Denver

tsibelius@buckner.com
303-756-9909

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.

Tom Terry
Client Advisor | Denver
Dustin Thome
Client Advisor/Partner | Denver

dthome@buckner.com
303-753-8413

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.