“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who lOves him.”

– W. Bruce Cameron

Our Team

Scott Layton
CEO, President, Founder

Scott Layton grew up on a working family farm where he learned the value of a strong work ethic and acquired many technical, mechanical and agricultural skills. He later attended the University of Memphis where he received a B.S. in architectural engineering.

Scott spent a large part of his professional career as a project manager for commercial construction contractors. He managed multiple projects of scale from conceptual stage to completion. Scott later moved on to own his own businesses in the retail and dessert sectors.

In his role as CEO at Buttermilk Sky, Scott relies upon his background in project management, construction, budget planning and scheduling to move the BSP brand forward with momentum.

He lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife, Meredith, two sons, 3 family dogs and one extra special yellow lab named Curtis.

Meredith Layton

Meredith Layton is an entrepreneurial visionary with a passion for brand development and connecting people through business. She received a B. A. from Memphis State University and M.A. from the school of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Memphis.

She practiced as a speech-language pathologist serving a diverse patient population for 15 years prior to entering the baking industry in 2008.

During her time as a speech pathologist, Meredith started a small publishing company and authored a children’s book. Meredith has owned several small businesses prior to Buttermilk Sky in the retail and dessert segments.

Buttermilk Sky has allowed Meredith to utilize her visionary and creative gifts in the areas of brand and concept development and to feel good about sharing values and traditions through a business model she can be proud of. Meredith has been married to Scott for 25 years, they have two sons and 4 dogs together.

Morgan Hickman

Morgan Hickman was part of the team that opened The Original Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Knoxville in November of 2013. Morgan started as the manager of the pie shop and then used her experience of running the daily operations of the shop to transition to the corporate team. She now guides new franchisees through the development of opening their own pie shops with weekly support calls and a thorough training program.

Morgan also holds a valuable position as part of the recipe development team. She uses her knowledge of over 15 years of experience in the food service industry, degree in baking and pastry and experience with commercial baking to help adapt and create the delicious products that are available in our shops.

Morgan enjoys spending time camping and exploring the Smoky Mountains with her husband, two daughters and their dog, Willow.

Lindsay Holt with dogs

Sara Tipton

 Sara Tipton runs the daily operations of our shipping and distribution from Buttermilk Sky Corporate online sales. Her previous experience while working in fulfillment for a large retail store has led her to establish and manage the internal distribution center here at Buttermilk Sky’s corporate office.

Sara is from Knoxville, TN and studied nutrition at the University of Tennessee. In her spare time, she enjoys showing her daughter, Olivia, the joys of baking and cooking. The others in their household, who enjoy their baking and cooking just as much, are their two dogs, Sylar and Emmett.

Adam Kuhn

Adam Kuhn

Adam Kuhn may be new to pie baking, but he’s not new to production and business operations.  Adam spent a career in medical device and radio-pharmaceutical manufacturing, distribution, service and operations learning and applying the lessons of management, leadership and continuous improvement. He now brings those transferable lessons learned to our corporate team to streamline current operations and prepare for scaling the business.

Adam grew up in Houston, TX but has called Knoxville home for the last 30 years.  He and his wife Wendy have been married for almost 30 years and together they have four amazing children. While not at work, he and Wendy enjoy traveling to visit their children in Austin, Birmingham and Colorado Springs.  And despite the constant prodding of the rest of the Buttermilk Sky team, Adam does not have a dog.