Dr. Grindstaff, on full academic scholarship, attended the University of Oklahoma for two years and then transferred to Northeastern State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Organismic Biology with a minor in Chemistry, graduating with honors in 2000. He then began Optometry school in the fall where he received an unmatched clinical training with the Cherokee Nation Indian Health Services clinics in northeastern Oklahoma providing eyecare to the Native American population that seeks care from their clinics. He was awarded several honors and scholarships during Optometry school and was a member of the Northeastern State University honor society and Beta Sigma Kappa national optometric honor society. He graduated with honors in 2004 and began practicing in Oklahoma City. He is now fulfilling his dream of owning his own practice and raising a family in his hometown. When he is not at work, his hobbies include cycling, camping, hiking and anything to do with cars.