Betty Layton was born in 1957 and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Kenyon College located in lovely Gambier Ohio in 1979 with a BA in Psychology. In Austin Texas she has spent 40 years working in print and film production. Betty married Chris Layton in 1985, together they have a son, Joe 31 and a daughter, Darby 28. She is a former Board Member of the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation. Her volunteer work has been with Austin Dog Alliance and the Blanton Museum.
She is the proud owner of 2 horses, Sophie and Levon, 2 dogs, Harriet and Morty, and kitty Mabel.
She can be found year round swimming her miles at Barton Springs.