By the way she lives, it is evident that Bette loves her faith, family, country, state and especially her city! If she is needed, she makes time. She believes that if you don't step forward, you will stay in the same place. She is grateful for many wonderful mentors in St George who are great examples. Currently, she is Southern Utah Director for Senator Mike Lee. For ten years she was Vice President of Legislative and Community Relations for EnergySolutions, Southern Utah Field Director for the First Congressional District for five years, and Public Relations Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip for ten years. She concurrently taught Modern Dance at Dixie State University.
Arial has served on, and presided over, numerous local and state boards and committees, including president of Celebrity Concert Series, elected to the Utah State Board of Education, appointed a member of the Utah Humanities Council, Trustee of Dixie State University, chairman of the Committee for Consumer Service under the Department of Public Utilities, a member of the Community Impact Board under the Department of Economic Development and co-founder of the Arizona Strip Interpretive Association. Bette has a B.S. Degree from Brigham Young University, loves to read, garden, play tennis and has an extensive collection of WWII movies and books. She and husband Rick, are the parents of four children and eleven and a half grandchildren.