William Evans Brooks and Kayla Nicole Layner announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Anthony “Tony” and Lesa Layner and the granddaughter of Harold and Joan Showen, all of Parkersburg.

She is a 2009 graduate of Parkersburg South High School, a 2013 magna cum laude graduate of West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in human performance and health and a 2014 graduate of WVU with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She is employed by Encompass Home Health and Hospice, servicing the Hampton Roads area.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Melissa Brooks and the late John Brooks of Latrobe, Penn. She is a 2008 graduate of Greater Latrobe Senior High School, a 2012 summa cum laude graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security. He commissioned into the United States Navy in May 2012 to become a naval aviator.

He is assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO SIX where he flies the MH-60S helicopter.

An August wedding is being planned vat The Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach, Va.

The couple met and live in Norfolk, Va., and are planning to move to Pensacola, Fla., this fall.