Geoffrey came to The Buckner Company with certifications in life, property and casualty insurances. He specializes in Veteran-owned businesses, trucking, and construction. Geoffrey is an Army Veteran who served two overseas tours as a forward observer; he was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in combat in 2011. Geoffrey is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical engineering.
Of all the things he’s done, his greatest accomplishment is becoming a father of two. He builds Legos, works on cars, and runs with his 8 year-old son, and loves spoiling his infant daughter.
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.
Chris joined the insurance world in 2009, procuring his Certified Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS) designation since that time. He specializes in working with construction, engineering, architecture, and development companies.
Chris loves traveling to Hawaii, is a big “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark” fan, and he loves eating at any great steakhouse. Having played the bass guitar for over 30 years, music has always been a big part of his life. Marriage to his wife and the birth of his daughter are the highlights of his life.
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 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.
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.
Vivian joined Buckner in 2007 and established the Private Client Group services. Her focus is working closely with our clients in providing innovative property and liability insurance for individuals and their families. Prior to joining Buckner, Vivian worked for Allstate in their personal insurance claims division for 9 years, as well as for Wells Fargo Insurance as a Senior Account Executive for 17 years.
Vivian and her husband, John, have two children and three grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at their cabin in the Uintah Mountains, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, and fishing. Vivian and John recently joined the local Harley Davidson riding group and are excited to spend some time on the open road.