Allen Riggs is a state licensed professional counselor and is the director of the Counseling and Wellness Center on the Snow College Campus in Ephraim. Allen received his education from Dixie State College in St. George, Utah and from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has had experience working in mental health, private practice, a residential treatment center and at the prison.
Allen is married and has three children. He enjoys “the outdoors” including ATV’s and running.
Allen is also the faculty advisor for “The CLUB”. Allen works hard to develop opportunities for collaboration with other areas of the campus to promote the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of the students at Snow College. He truly cares about the students at Snow and is dedicated to ensuring their success at College.
Yasmin Heywood is a licensed associate mental health counselor. She graduated from BYU-Hawaii in 1994 with a Bachelors in Social Work. Yasmin worked as a victim advocate on Oahu, at the Kaneohe Marine Base, where she also taught stress management, and anger management classes, and ran a women’s empowerment group. Yasmin received a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix. She began working at LDS Family Services, out of the Ephraim Institute, in 2009.
Yasmin is widowed, with 7 children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. They are the light of her life. Yasmin enjoys nature, learning and people.
Yasmin was recently hired as a full time therapist at Snow College. She looks forward to being a resource for students to help them navigate difficult moments as they work to obtain their education. Yasmin believes Snow College students are much more powerful than they often realize, and is excited to work with this wonderful population.
Scott joined the Snow College Counseling and Wellness Center in September, 2017. He has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Hawaii since 2003 and in Utah since April, 2017. He received an Associate of Arts degree from Dixie College, a Bachelors of Social Work degree from BYU Hawaii and a Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana State University. Scottâ€™s work experience includes family violence, inpatient mental health, outpatient case management, sex offenders and private practice. He most recently spent about 16 years working in a residential treatment facility for troubled youth utilizing an ocean and land based wilderness adventure therapy model.
Scott is married and has five children. He loves learning the wisdom of various cultures and is really enjoying working with the students at Snow College. In his spare time, he likes doing a little woodworking and fixing broken stuff.
Life philosophy is "Saltwater heals".
Jared received a Bachelors Degree in Political Philosophy from Brigham Young University. He received a Masters Degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix. Jared spent the first 8 years his career working with troubled youth in the foster care system. At the same time he worked with children with sexual abuse and trauma at the Children's Justice Center in Provo, Utah. Jared moved to Sanpete County to begin a treatment program at the Sanpete County Jail in 2013. He has been working at the Snow College Health and Wellness Center Since 2014. Jared enjoys giving presentations at Psychological conferences. He has presented at 8 different conferences with subjects ranging from treatment of abuse to post-materialist psychology. Jared also enjoys teaching adjunct psychology classes at Snow College.
Jared has been married for 16 years and has one daughter. Jared has more hobbies than he can handle. He enjoys music and currently plays the guitar in a prison band. He loves the outdoors. He mountain bikes and goes on as many backpacking trips with his dog "Rhino" as much as his wife will allow. He loves to cook, especially Italian and Mexican food. He also plays racquetball several times per week at the Snow Activities Center.
Some Favorite Quotes:
"When someone we have been blaming becomes real to us, we change. We become a person
who sees another person as real. We change from being accusing, guarded, and self
-absorbed to being open, self-forgetful, and welcoming."
-C. Terry Warner
"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call
"Kind is clear. Unclear is unkind."
"Even The most courageous among us only rarely has the courage for that which he really
You can reach Jared by email at email@example.com.
Rachelle graduated from Snow with an Associate of Fine Arts and continued her education at Utah State University. She worked for both Garfield County School District and then North Sanpete School District before returning to Snow College to work in the Wellness Center. Rachelle loves being back at Snow and working with the Wellness Team Advocates and our office staff. She welcomes all students to the office. "Whether you need to meet with a counselor or you just need somewhere to come and decompress, my goal is that each individual will always feel welcome."
Rachelle enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. Their family enjoys playing games, especially card games. If you spend time with their family, being a good sport with teasing and fun is a must. She enjoys camping, laughing, music, attending her childrens' sports or other activities, watching good movies and reading/listening to books.
Life philosophy is "I believe in the Power of YET. Life is not perfect. We all have a few things we wish were different. Some things we might have to accept, but by believing in ourselves and working hard, "Yet" is always there to give hope."