Grant Hanes received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Tennessee Tech University in 1983. After teaching 28 years in public schools, Grant retired from public education and is now serving as the 3rd grade teacher at Christ Episcopal School.
Grant moved to Texas in 1986 after teaching in Tennessee for 3 years. Grant and his wife, Kristeen, have resided in Nacogdoches for the last 6 years. They have a daughter who is currently a graduate student at SFASU, and a son who is a senior at Chireno High School. Grant loves the Lord and serves as a Baptist pastor in a neighboring community. He also enjoys motorcycles and reading, especially westerns and science-fiction.