Grant got a biology degree at UVic and subsequently worked on a fish farm in Campbell River. He had a son Haley at that time with Lois Sanford. He returned to Vancouver in 1992 to attend SFU where he got a Masters degree in Aquaculture. Not long after graduating he started working in film in Vancouver where he has worked ever since. First in the Set Decoration department and then in Art as a Production Designer.
He is married to Tracey Loverock and they split there time between Vancouver and Lasqueti Island. He hikes and kayaks in the summer and backcountry skis as much as possible in the winter. He usually has a dog or two at his heals.