Taylor Ashby Grindstaff

Taylor is originally from Dandridge, where she graduated from Jefferson County High School. She is the daughter of Michael and Jill Ashby. Taylor began her college career at Clemson University before transferring to East Tennessee State University. She graduated magna cum laude from ETSU with a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology and a minor in sociology.

While at ETSU, she was inducted into Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society. She completed a study abroad experience in Queensland, Australia, receiving an academic scholarship to study at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Taylor earned a master’s degree in school counseling from Carson-Newman University. She is a school counselor at Jefferson County High School. She previously served students at Chuckey.Doak High School in Greene County, as a counselor. Taylor is pursuing a master’s in Education Administration at Austin Peay University. She, her husband Nick Grindstaff and their son Brayden reside in Jefferson City.

    The Niswonger Foundation was established in 2001 to make a positive and sustainable difference in education in Northeast Tennessee. This dream was envisioned by Scott M. Niswonger, who founded Landair Transport, Inc. and Forward Air Corporation. These companies were the first two Greeneville-based companies to be taken public in the history of Greene County, Tennessee. Jointly, the companies have combined annual revenue of over one-billion-dollars and employ more than 5000 people.


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