Betty began acting in the early 70's. She lived in Grand Forks, N.D., the location of the University of N. D., where she was Head Reference Librarian at the University Library. She retired July, 2006, and moved to Seattle where her two children live and in order to take advantage of the theatrical opportunities here. She has acted in over 40 musical and non-musical productions, most at the local Community Theatre or the University Theatre in Grand Forks. She studied voice in the early 70’s and has had considerable experience in major musical roles and in solo and choral work. She did a number of voice-overs and ads for radio and TV, as well as appearing in Documentaries. She made a number of appearances at public events and researched and depicted two Chautauqua characters. She worked for the Community Theatre in many capacities, including as vocal coach, assistant director, and as Board President. She was made an Honorary Lifetime Member of the Theatre. She was also on the Boards of the N. D. Museum of Art and the local North Valley Arts Council for a number of years. She had a speaking role in DEAD DOGS, which won the Best Independent Film award at the Seattle Film Festival in 1998. She had a speaking role in a locally produced film in Grand Forks that won third place in Family Features at the 2006 Cleveland Indie Gathering. Since moving to Seattle in 2006, Betty has actively sought opportunities in stage productions, films, and commercials. (Please see my resume for more complete information): Her first venture in Seattle was the role of an FBI agent in a film produced by Pink Squirrel Productions and winner in the Best Detective Story Category in the national 72 Hour Film Challenge. She has subsequently acted in a number of films and video's, including a speaking role in a full-length film, “Daylight Savings Time,” and a major role in the comic-horror film, “Sisterhood of Death.” Her theatrical roles include a major role in an original melodrama at the UPAC Theatre, the role of Mrs. Bates in Book-It Repertory Theatre's "Emma," and major roles in original short plays. Two recent ventures have been serving as an advertising icon for the Georgia Credit Union and in spots introducing a new interactive website, Evergram. Her latest activity involves voiceovers for the OnPoint Oregon Credit Union. She was represented by Copeland Williams until their recent retirement and is in the process of investigating further representation.