Volunteer of the Month
Brian Fields grew up in Marion, Ohio and upon graduation went into the USAF where he gave 20 years retiring in the Washington DC as a Senior NCO. Upon retirement Brian moved to Albuquerque with his wife Michelle where he worked as an Emergency Manager under the Mayor’s Public Safety Department. Two years later Brian moved from his current position and opened his own business supporting Local, State and Federal departments in disaster preparedness and emergency response. During this time Brian went back to what he enjoyed doing most – playing music. He formed a band and began playing in bars, writing music, producing a new CD and touring on the road when time allowed. Following 9 years of success with his emergency management business, Brian finally closed the doors, sold the house, loaded up the RV and moved to Key West. During his years in New Mexico and working in the Emergency Management profession, Brian established 7 Community Emergency Response Team Programs throughout New Mexico, served as the Incident Commander for the Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and managed the first ever state-wide hospital exercise testing their abilities to surge during a wide-spread pandemic. During his 11 years in Albuquerque, Brian was the recipient of the Bronze, Silver, Gold and President’s Lifetime Achievement Award given under The President’s Volunteer Service Award program. Upon moving to Key West, Brian has been involved with the island he loves and calls home. Brian is a graduate of the Key West Ambassador Program Class 30 and very involved with helping Keep Key West Beautiful. Every Friday, Brian is out “Plogging” with other volunteers picking up trash, recycles and cigarette butts around the city. On occasions you may see Brian and his wife Michelle out in the local bars sharing their music.