Vanessa Y. Bucklin was raised a farmer’s daughter in rural Montana. She attended the University of Montana to study business and transferred to University of Nevada, Las Vegas, her junior year, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in finance. She started her banking career at Wells Fargo Bank in Las Vegas in commercial lending. Later she transferred with the company back to Montana and received her MBA from the University of Montana.
Bucklin was a vice president of commercial and agriculture lending when she decided to start her own insurance company. In 2013 she founded PCI Conrad, LLC, and is a licensed agent and financial services professional. Since 2013 she has been a qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table, the premier financial services membership for advisors worldwide. She has received multiple awards and numerous committee appointments for her leadership in the industry. She received her Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in October 2018. Bucklin currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for the University of Montana.
She and her husband, Tyler, raise their three beautiful children, Claire, Nick, and Colette, in Montana. They are busy with their careers and their farm raising wheat, barley, and hay. Bucklin enjoys outdoor activities with her family and is an avid runner. She has completed eleven marathons and three ultramarathons.