Layne is a graduate of the Canadian Automotive Institute in Barrie, Ontario. He has worked in the Ford Industry since 1987, spending time working with his familys Ford dealerships in the Prairies and Port Coquitlam. He also spent 8 years working at a Ford Lincoln store on Vancouver Island prior to moving to the Mainland in 1998. Layne achieved Fords Peak Performer status in 1994 and also was recognized with Fords Leader Award in 1998. He is also proud to have been a part of his familys 17 straight years of winning Fords highest honour ,the Presidents Award. Layne is happily married to his wife Lori and has two great kids, Briana and Quenton. He is an avid sports enthusiast who has coached both of his kids in hockey, lacrosse and soccer. He also enjoys playing hockey, golfing and travel.