Dr. Northcutt was born in Dallas, Texas. He was primarily raised in and around Ennis. He graduated from Ennis High School. From there, Dr. Northcutt went on to attend the University of Houston. He received his bachelors of science degree from there, and continued on to receive his degree in Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry. Upon graduation, he returned to Ennis to begin his career in optometry. In 1995 he took over the practice of E.D. Behne, and has been practicing in Ennis full time since then.