About Linda Layman Agency
Established in 1971 by Linda Layman, the Linda Layman Agency began with a primary focus on booking fashion models for runway and print. As a fashion model herself, Linda had great understanding of what her clients needed in a model and was able to deliver excellence for every booking opportunity. With a strong work ethic, a determination to never quit, seeing no job as too small and providing the honest truth about what it takes to get started in the industry; a great reputation was built.
In the 80’s, as client needs changed to TV and Film in addition to fashion models, Linda’s husband Don Hull came on board to help meet the needs of clients. As an actor/model himself, he too had valuable understanding of how to fulfill the needs of the client with professional talent. Don’s ability as a gifted booker and businessman with public relation skills that are unmatched joining forces with Linda created a long-standing reputation for providing excellence.
After 42 years, Linda Layman and her husband Don officially announced their retirement in July of 2013. Linda passed the baton onto Wendi Johnson and named her the new president of the Linda Layman Agency LTD. Wendi came to the Linda Layman Agency in 1987 while attending ORU in Tulsa, OK as a Drama Major.
Johnson is a small town farm girl from Holstein, Iowa. She got her start in the fashion industry after being crowned 1985 IOWA Miss T.E.E.N and then 3rd Runner-up NATIONAL Miss T.E.E.N. One of her prizes was a full modeling scholarship to Nancy Bounds Modeling School in Des Moines, IA. After receiving training, she was discovered by EVA Models in Paris and walked the runway for Paris Fashion Week at age 18. By age 22, she won a Face Finders contest in Dallas, TX which led her to New York where she signed with PARIS/USA Models. New York led to the cover of Woman’s World, print work for the GAP and she was named the in-house model for JENA BRIDAL NEW YORK.
Linda Layman was 1 of 5 agents she had over a 15-year period while modeling and acting full time. Wendi was a model for Linda, then a fashion runway instructor, one of Linda’s photographers and finally her personal assistant. When Linda decided it was time to slow down and retire, she knew the agency was in good hands.