Vanessa Yeager Bucklin, '99 BSBA - Finance, recently published her first book, The Penultimate Step, a motivational memoir. A licensed agent and financial services professional, she founded her own insurance company, PCI Conrad, in 2013. Since then 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 2018. She enjoys outdoor activities with her family and is an avid runner who has completed 11 marathons and three ultra marathons. She and her husband, John "Tyler" Bucklin, '01 BS Education, raise their three children, Claire, Nick, and Colette, in Conrad, Montana. They are busy with their careers and their farm where they raise wheat, barley, and hay.