Layne is a graduate of the Canadian Automotive Institute in Barrie, Ontario and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Marketing and Business Administration from Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. He has worked in the Ford Industry since 1987, spending time working with his family’s 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 Ford’s Peak Performer status in 1994 and also was recognized with Ford’s Leader Award in 1998. He is also proud to have been a part of his family’s 20 straight years of winning Ford’s highest honour ,the President’s 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, travel and spending time with his two border collies.