W. Grant Brownrigg started Grantland in 1984. Before that, he had hands-on experience in sales, marketing, training, operations, human resources, and general management. He has worked in a variety of fields, including manufacturing, banking, consulting, and computer software. He was graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a BA degree in history; he received his MBA from Columbia Business School, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Despite predictions by his parents, teachers, and classmates, he has not yet spent any time behind bars. Grant also is married to an RN, who is a great source of inspiration for his cartoons about life in the hospital setting.