Fields grew up in Northern Michigan near the south end of Torch Lake and currently resides in Elk Rapids. He received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies from Western Michigan University and is currently working on getting his Masters in GIS from Penn State University World Campus.
He has spent most of his conservation career working for various organizations in the Grand Traverse Bay Region, which has included non-profits, conservation districts, and companies that provide eco-services. In between studying and working in conservation throughout the years in Michigan, Fields has volunteered abroad and has worked as a trail steward in Brazil, an environmental education coordinator in Curaçao, and a farm hand in New Zealand.
When he’s not working, Fields enjoys a variety of sports and outdoor activities such as hockey, hiking, and boating on one of the region’s many beautiful lakes. He also enjoys sharing his love of nature with his wife, Ivy, and two young children, Wren and Royal.