Meet Our Staff



 Director

Larry Tucker


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.

Co-Director

Kai Fisher

Kai is from a small town in Nevada where he enjoyed the quiet, rural life. Growing up, Kai was always an active, energetic boy. He fell in love with sports and has participated on many sports teams. To this day, Kai loves to stay active and healthy by exercising, hiking, camping with his wife, and cooking healthy food.  He is fascinated with the human body, which prompted him to pursue a career as a physician assistant. He also loves working with people. Being a health coach combines many of Kai’s passions, and he is excited to help people achieve their wellness goals.

Co-Director

Heather Scruggs 
 

Heather was born and raised in northern California. She is the second child  of seven in her family, with five of her siblings adopted. She is studying Exercise and Wellness with Nutrition. She served a mission in Birmingham, Alabama and soon after married her husband. Recently, she gave birth to their baby boy. On the side, she is a Zumba Instructor and started a small business making bridal brooch bouquets. She also enjoys working as a Disney princess for kid birthday parties, doing crafts, cooking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. Heather has made many healthy lifestyle changes herself and is passionate about sharing that excitement with others!

Health Coach

Annie Dye




Annie was born and raised in Escondido, California where she loves to soak up that southern California sunshine whenever she gets the chance. She is in the dietetics program and will graduate in April 2018. Annie enjoys tennis, cooking, crafting, spending time with her family, and taking in the beautiful scenes of nature wherever she is. Annie believes in simplifying the seemingly complex world of healthy living. She loves the fact that simple daily choices to eat what the body thrives on and to “get moving” in enjoyable ways result in happy and wholesome living.



Health Coach

Aubrey Day

Aubrey was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska where she learned to love thunderstorms and changing seasons. She is majoring in Exercise Science and plans to pursue a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy after graduating in April 2018. Her passion for helping people was developed early on as the oldest of six kids and has continued ever since. She believes that everyone can and should find ways to exercise that are enjoyable for them. She loves dance, aerobics, trail runs, hiking, and spending time outdoors with her husband. She has made changes in her diet and lifestyle as a result of her studies, and she knows from personal experience that even small changes can make a big difference.

Health Coach


Brennan Pace


Brennan grew up on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. He is an exercise science major and nutrition minor with a love for health and medicine. Brennan enjoys all types of physical activities and the outdoors. Favorites include running, weight lifting, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, hiking, and fishing. While it can take serious dedication, Brennan believes the quality of life provided by healthy living is invaluable and he wants to help as many as possible improve their lives through sustainable lifestyle changes.

Health Coach

Chloe Caughman

Chloe was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee and is almost finished with her bachelor's degree in Exercise and Wellness. She will graduate in August 2017. Some of Chloe's favorite things include teaching and motivating others to reach goals, going on walks with her husband, and working on DIY projects. Chloe grew up participating in competitive swimming, and to this day loves to go to the pool. She also loves attending both Zumba and cycling classes regularly. The human body is fascinating to Chloe, which inspires her to live a healthy life and help others to do the same.

 Health Coach

Heidi LeFevre
Heidi is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She loves dancing, swimming, eating, rock climbing with her husband, and playing with her many nieces and nephews. She became fluent in Spanish while serving a mission in Richmond, Virginia and Neuquen, Argentina. It was while on her mission that Heidi truly learned the importance of eating healthy and how much that affects a person's happiness.  She is a certified personal trainer, and loves helping others reach their goals to become stronger, healthier, and happier. Heidi is graduating in April 2018 from the Dietetics program at BYU.
Health Coach

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

Judy Crookston

Judy is a Utah native. She is finishing up her degree in Exercise and Wellness and plans to graduate in December of 2017. Judy has been married for 23 years and has three children. Judy loves attending BYU and applying all that she learns to her own life and to the life of her family.  Her goal this year is to try one new activity a month! She is passionate about staying fit and helping others meet their health goals. Her favorite activities include trying new recipes, hiking with her family and watching her son play hockey.

 Health Coach

Mindy Lathen
 

Mindy grew up in West Bountiful, Utah, where she fell in love with soccer and lived a very active life. She fulfilled her dream of playing college soccer at Southern Virginia University and served a mission in Mesa, Arizona. She was always interested in the medical field and became passionate about preventative healthcare as she recognized the great need for it. She has recently made large changes in her health habits, so she is excited to share the joy of wellness with others. For fun, Mindy likes to hike, do yoga, waterski, read, and spend time with her husband.

Health Coach

Nikki Hendrix


Nikki was born and raised in the small town of Elko, Nevada. She is passionate about  traveling, being active, and playing sports, especially soccer. Growing up, Nikki was part of a year round club soccer team and continues to play whenever she can. Nikki is currently studying in the Exercise and Wellness program and has found she is happiest when educating and helping others make and keep their health goals. She believes that healthy lifestyle choices will improve an individual’s quality of life and enable them to live more fully. 

Health Coach

Sara Pettitt

Sara is the middle of 12 children and the first to attend BYU. She is an Iowa native who loves sports, fitness, and competition. Sara recently got married in March and is loving the newlywed life. Her major is Exercise and Wellness with a minor in gerontology. She is passionate about health and helping others change behaviors to reach their life goals. She is absolutely thrilled to be a health coach this semester. If she isn't studying or working, you can find her on the golf course, in an intramural game, on a hike, or in a card game.  

 Secretary

Rebekah Jensen
Rebekah is from Wilmington, North Carolina and is the oldest of four girls in her family. She is majoring in Exercise and Wellness and minoring in World Dance, and  she loves being a part of one of the BYU Folk Dance teams. She loves Zumba and exercising, but also enjoys movies and cooking with her husband. Rebekah fell in love with nutrition and fitness after meeting a personal trainer while on her mission in Colorado, and hopes to develop her own fitness program someday.