Meet Our Team
U.S. Army Sgt. (R)
Co-Founder / Chief Executive Officer / Spokesperson
Margaret Tiegen, wife of John “Tig” Tiegen, is a woman of courage and accomplishment in her own right. Margaret and Tig met in 1998 just before she enlisted in the United States Army where she served as a 63B light-wheeled diesel mechanic. Margaret deployed to Kuwait a few weeks after September 11, 2001 and completed her military service in 2002. She returned to Kuwait as an overseas contractor for the next five years moving soldiers to and from camps in Kuwait and the “green zone” in Bagdad, Iraq. While Tig continued his work as an overseas contractor, Margaret returned to Colorado to build their home outside of Colorado Springs. Doing much of the work herself, the home was completed in 18 months. Currently, Margaret runs Beyond The Battlefield The Tiegen Foundation a 501c3 veteran non-profit providing resources and assistance to veterans , first responders and their families and raises their six-year-old twins with John “Tig”, her husband of 19 years.