Born in Michigan, Grant attended Western Michigan University, where he completed his undergraduate studies in Business Education. He then moved to Aspen, Colorado, where he developed an alternative high school program and completed his graduate studies in educational administration at the University of Colorado. After twelve years as a teacher and administrator in Colorado, he became involved in international educational administration. Between 1983 and 2014 he and his wife, Jensena, worked as an administrative/teaching couple in Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Japan, Chile and Hungary. While he was Switzerland he served on the SGIS Board and was Chair in 1997-1998.
In retirement, Grant practices his puns and enjoys his 65th year of skiing. He has also done numerous global outreach projects, and has volunteered with several N.G.O.s. He and Jensena spend their time between Colorado, Switzerland and Qatar. His daughter, Skye is an international educator with the Qatar Foundation; while his son, Brock, is owner of Leysin Lodge in Switzerland. Most recently, he enjoys time with their four grandchildren.