Beci has been actively involved in ARTI since she moved to Idaho Falls in 1994. She grew up in Alaska but returned to the state of her birth for college, graduating from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in acting. Beci moved to Jackson, WY immediately after graduation where she worked as a Preschool teacher while performing for the Jackson Hold Theatre Co. and The Pink Garter Theatre. She then moved to Idaho Falls where she attended ISU and earned her Idaho teaching certification. She has taught English, creative writing, speech and drama for 20 years and is currently the speech and drama teacher at Skyline High School.
Beci’s acting credits are many but some of her favorites include her BFA thesis role as Raina in Arms and the Man , Three Sisters, Burn This, Marat/Sade, Quilters, The Tuna Series, Sylvia, Death and the Maiden, Boston Marriage, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Vagina Monologues, and The Laramie Project.
Her directing credits include Camelot for the Idaho Falls Opera Theatre and a number of plays for ARTI (numbering close to 20). And, of course, she directs high school productions (three per year) at Skyline.
Beci is proud of her accomplishments in theatre and with ARTI, but her number one role is as a mother and wife. She has two sons (Jackson and Henry) who have both acted in ARTI plays. Both boys are grown and living in Los Angeles and Stanley, ID respectively. She also has two stepchildren (Tyler and Zach) both living in Boise. Her husband, Jim, is also an active ARTI member and they met when Beci directed him in IFOT’s production of Camelot. They have been happily married for 21 years and enjoy traveling together, Minnesota Vikings football, movies, Netflix, and spoiling their nine (because eight isn’t enough), four-legged children (ZsaZsa, EllieMae, Izzy, Opie, Django, Scout, Hazel, Rudy, and Spanky). Beci and Jim also enjoy their time spent together building and helping to make ARTI what it is today and will be in the future.