OUR TEAM

Scott & Meredith Layton
Founders

With a fondness for baking pies and a desire to share their time-honored family recipes, Scott and Meredith Layton opened the original Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in the Bearden district of Knoxville, Tennessee in 2012.

Scott’s background in architectural engineering and 20 plus years in the construction industry and Meredith’s history of entrepreneurial and design endeavors culminated in the form of a business both could be proud of. Buttermilk Sky has made a mission of connecting the past and the present through the tradition of handmade pies. “Our goal is to provide a nostalgic experience that takes our customers back to a simpler time when made with scratch meant made with love.”

Craig Moore
Head coach

Moore joined Scott and Meredith after a 24 year career where he led the team that
was responsible for the growth of CiCi’s Pizza to a 650 store nationwide brand, and
a team that grew Nothing Bundt Cakes from 13-195 Bakeries. In his multiple roles,
he built second to none support teams from seasoned motivated professionals that
supercharged both prior brands. Moore’s plan at Buttermilk Sky is to replicate a
world-class system that leads franchise partners to sustainable financial and
personal growth.

Jennifer Stallons
Director of Development

As the Director of Development for Buttermilk Sky Pie Franchising, Jennifer is an expert in project management. Jennifer works ‘round the clock to make sure that every new franchisee has what they need to get their bakery open in an efficient and timely manner. Jennifer previously spent ten years as the Manager of Events and Sales at the Fort Worth Zoo. In that time, she oversaw and executed approximately one hundred events per year specifically working with large companies and high-profile clients. Prior to her time at the Zoo, Jennifer was a Special Education teacher and administrator.

Morgan Hickman
Manager of Franchise Success

Morgan Hickman is the baking specialist at Buttermilk Sky Pies. Working hand in hand with the founders, she develops our time-honored pie recipes. She was part of the original team who opened The Original Buttermilk Sky Pie in November 2013. With over 10 years of experience working in the culinary industry, her degree in Baking and Pastry as well as her role in recipe development within the company makes her a great resource for any questions about our products. From June 2014 to the present, Mrs. Hickman has served as the Manager of Franchise Success to assist franchisees in navigating their business.

Donnie Robertson
Chief Marketing Officer

Donnie Robertson has 20+ years’ experience of leadership, mobilizing and motivating people. He has executive leadership for both large and small concept franchise businesses, and is currently serving as Chief Marketing Officer at Buttermilk Sky Pie. He pioneered innovative LSM programs for the restaurant and dessert retail segment. Donnie’s marketing experience includes brand management, business to business, social, website, guerilla, and email marketing. He stays on the cutting edge of marketing methods that allow franchisees to grow their business and profitability.

Kim Skrepcinski
Director of Operations

Kimberly serves as the Director of Operations for Buttermilk Sky Franchising Inc. She received a Biology Degree from Texas Tech University and wound up working in advertising and marketing instead. She worked for the Dallas Stars Hockey Club as a Corporate Partnerships Activation Manager, where she managed the marketing assets of over 60 high profile corporations. Utilizing her skill set of strategic planning and attention to detail, she brings a decade of experience to Buttermilk Sky Franchising, helping franchisees become as efficient and profitable as possible.