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 and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership at Austin Peay University. She is the College, Career, and Counseling Coordinator for Jefferson County Schools. She previously served students as a counselor at Jefferson County High School and Chuckey Doak High School, in Greene County. She, her husband Nick, and their children, Brayden and Lennon reside in Dandridge.

    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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    Greeneville, TN 37744


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