Meet Our Staff


Larry Tucker

Dr. Tucker is the Director of Y Be Fit. After receiving his PhD from Southern Illinois University, he took his first university position at New Mexico State University in 1981. Later, he accepted a position at Auburn University where he taught for five years before coming to BYU in 1988.  Dr. Tucker has many years of experience in the health field with his specialty being lifestyle-medicine and health promotion.


James Fowler

James is a dad to three cute little girls. He and his wife have been happily married for 9 years. They enjoy family hikes and exploring any places in Utah that happen to be in the middle of nowhere. He grew up in Athens, Georgia and served his mission in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is completing a BS in Exercise & Wellness this summer and staying at BYU to begin a master's program in Exercise Sciences with a Health Promotion emphasis. He enjoys weight training and biking around town. 


Trent Sever
  Trent is from Wood River, IL. He graduated from BYU with a degree in Exercise and Wellness and a minor in Nutrition.  He is currently getting his masters of Public Health. He loves running and competing in races. Running has always been a family event. He meet his wife doing a team relay race.  He also enjoys pushing his toddler age daughter in his jogging stroller during his morning run. Trent loves eating healthy and showing others that eating healthy can taste great and change your life!   
 Health Coach

Andrea Weeks 

Andrea is from Boise, Idaho and is currently working on her BS in Exercise and Wellness with a minor in Gerontology. She enjoys helping others, especially the elderly, in their pursuits toward a healthier lifestyle. Andrea believes health journeys are different for every individual. She also believes the paramount health changes you implement into your life are the ones that are sustainable. Andrea loves to hike, ski, develop recipes and spend quality time with friends and family. 

 Health Coach

Ashley Parker

Ashley is from Richland, Washington and is a senior studying Exercise & Wellness. Her passion for health began at a young age when she watched her mom train clients and teach group fitness classes at their local gym. Ashley quickly fell in love with the idea and recently became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Her favorite ways to stay active are by playing basketball and weightlifting. She is excited to motivate others to keep up with their fitness goals and to help them find fun, new ways to stay active!

 Health Coach

Elise Garrick

Elise is a senior at BYU, studying Public Health. She served a mission in Independence Missouri, where she met her husband. She currently has her own floral design company and loves using this as her creative outlet. Elise enjoys being active and currently teaches INSANITY at the Provo Rec Center for fun. She and her husband also enjoy strength training, hiking, and tennis. Elise is passionate about teaching people how they can improve their lives through health. 

 Health Coach

Hailey Harper
Hailey grew up in small-town Malta, Idaho and later moved to Star Valley, Wyoming. She is the 4th of 5 children in her family. Hailey played basketball at Snow College and afterwards taught English in China for four months. She served a mission in Rostov-na-Donu, Russia and soon after married her childhood crush. She and her husband enjoy camping, hiking, pickle ball, spike ball, and any other competitive activity. Hailey is studying Exercise and Wellness and loves helping others make healthy life choices.

Health Coach

Heather Scruggs

Heather was born and raised in northern California. She is the second child of seven in her family,with her five younger siblings adopted. She served a mission in Birmingham, Alabama and soon after married her husband.Together they have an 18-month boy, who is a complete delight to their family.Heather is currently completing her degree in Exercise and Wellness and plans to continue her education with a MS in Dietetics. On the side, she is a Zumba Instructor and enjoys doing crafts, cooking, hiking,spending time with family and friends, and loves everything Disney.Heather has made many healthy lifestyle changes herself and is passionate about helping others do the same!

Health Coach

Jessica Fife