The Counseling and Wellness Staff

Allen Riggs - Director and Counselor

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.

You can reach Allen at 435.283.7125 or by email at email address for this person.

Yasmin Heywood - Counselor

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.

You can reach Yasmin at 435.283.7124 or by email at email address for this person.

Scott Allred - Counselor

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.

Scott’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.

You can reach Scott at 435.283.7283 or by email at email address for this person. (Make sure to include the 1 or your email will go to the Scott Allred in the Art Department.)