Out of Office: Tigh Livermont

For Tigh Livermont, a lifelong rodeo enthusiast, being crowned rodeo queen was an ambition and a dream come true. Photo by Jodie Baxendale

Tigh Livermont, a customer service representative at $1.5 billion-asset Security First Bank in Lincoln, Neb., competes in rodeos and recently won the title Miss Indian Rodeo 2022.

When I was five or six years old, my parents took me to the Black Hills stock show. I saw Miss Rodeo America … They were getting ready to pack up and leave and I wanted her autograph so terribly bad. She welcomed me with open arms and said she’d love to give me an autograph, and I held on to that for many, many years. I still have that autograph sheet, and I just wanted to be like her and embody kindness and always welcome people with open arms.

Both my mother and uncle competed in rodeos, as well as my grandfather, so it was kind of a family tradition. From then on, I competed in high school rodeo, and then after I got done with that, I got started with the rodeo competing. I’ve held two titles so far.

Security First Bank was one of my sponsors. They sponsored my application for Miss Indian Rodeo. I’m grateful that I work for a community-oriented bank, and they definitely do look out for their employees.

I want to inspire somebody who thought that they couldn’t do something. There were always so many things in my path … I never thought I’d be able to get over them in order to get where I am today. I always learned that if you really want it, you’re going to work for it. And that’s inside and outside of the arena. —Peyton Giffels