Dr. Grindstaff and his wife, Tricia (Mallett), both grew up in Edmond and have been together since high school. They graduated from Edmond Memorial in 1996 and moved away for college. They attended the University of Oklahoma and then transferred to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK where they earned their bachelor’s degrees. Dr. Grindstaff then attended optometry school at NSU while Tricia worked as the Director of Student Affairs while earning her master’s degree in counseling psychology. They returned to be near their families after he finished optometry school in 2004. He practiced in north Oklahoma City for 5 years with two established doctors and she worked in eye care sales. He and Tricia have a daughter born in '09 named Abigail, and two dogs, Callie and Emmie. Dr. Grindstaff and Tricia enjoy spending time with their families, being active outdoors, and watching movies and sports.