Our nonprofit team understands that every nonprofit is unique with its own challenges to face. Whether you work with high risk populations, offer transportation services, host special fundraising events, employee social workers, or rely on volunteers, we will build a program to meet the specific needs of your organization.

We understand the importance of protecting employees, staff, as well as those you serve. Our expertise includes D&O liability to help mitigate the risks in your industry. Market access and technical knowledge of risks set us apart as one of the top 100 agencies in the country. Our clients include nonprofit organizations with domestic and national operations.


We have extensive experience working with:

  • Youth Programs
  • Community Action Agencies
  • Homes/Shelters/Missions
  • Training/Education
  • Women’s Programs
  • Community Service/Involvement
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Foundations
  • Membership Organizations


Our expertise can help you develop solutions for:

  • Director and Officer Liability coverages
  • Employee Crime coverages
  • Commercial Auto Liability
  • General/Professional Liability
  • Sexual Abuse & Molestation
  • Cyber Liability coverage
  • Excess coverages


  • Lance Butler
    Lance Butler
    Client Advisor | Denver
  • Michael Gale
    Michael Gale
    Client Advisor | Ogden
  • Brad Nielson
    Brad Nielson
    Client Advisor | Idaho Falls
  • Josh Tebbs
    Josh Tebbs
    Client Advisor | Ogden

Lance Butler
Client Advisor | Denver

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.

Michael Gale
Client Advisor | Ogden

Mike currently serves as Senior Vice President of The Buckner Company. Mike has over 30 years of insurance experience specializing in the construction industry. Mike obtained the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation and has been a member of the National Association of Certified Insurance Counselors for over 25 years. In 2017, Mike was recognized as one of the Top 100 Insurance Agents in the country by Insurance Business Magazine.

A graduate of Weber State University, Mike continues his involvement as a track and field official for track meets.  He has served as the President of the Weber State Wildcat Club and also as a board member of WSU Richards Institute for Ethics Advisory Board. Mike has served as convention chairman of the Associated General Contractors of Utah, chairman of Downtown Ogden, Inc. and board member of the, the Ogden Junction Association. Mike is also a member of the Utah Surety Association, the National Association of Surety Bond Producers and the Associated Builders and Contractors, Utah Chapter.

Mike and his wife Jeri and are the parents of 4 children and 4 grandchildren.



Brad Nielson
Client Advisor | Idaho Falls

Brad entered the insurance industry in 1978, joining Buckner in 2010. His areas of expertise include agriculture, aviation, fuel distributors, and construction. He has obtained his CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) licensure.

Brad counts hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and sports among his various hobbies. He considers raising his family his greatest accomplishment.

Josh Tebbs
Client Advisor | Ogden

Josh brought 20 years of experience in restaurant management and business consulting to The Buckner Company. His service as Vice President of Operations, and as a Business Consulting Partner for ten different corporations, makes Josh an expert in the restaurant, retail, e-commerce and construction industries. Josh has his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Josh was born and raised in Utah. He moved to the Pacific Northwest for a few years, and eventually returned back to Utah. He loves the outdoors and sports. Josh is especially fond of baseball, and has a goal to see a game played in every ball park. Josh also loves skateboarding and snowboarding; he has the broken bones to show it! Josh has three fun, adventurous kids who are proving to be just like their dad.