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.


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, spendingtime 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!


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. 

 Health Coach

Trent Sever
  Trent is from WoodRiver, 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

Frannie Young 
Frannie was born and raised in Nebraska on a beef cattle ranch.  Her love for health started with playing three sports in high school and working on the ranch every summer.  Her family, which consists of her parents and older sister, taught her how to rope, ride horses, enjoy hiking and camping, and appreciate the capabilities of the human body!  Frannie is studying Exercise and Wellness and plans to graduate this December.  Since coming to BYU, Frannie has married her eternal sweetheart, held a few health-related jobs (one in Europe!), and found a love for healthy cooking and strength training.
 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

Jenna Christensen