Sam Fields is the newest member of our MacHabitat team. Sam comes to us as an Encore Fellow a program that matches newly retired professionals interested in community service with non-profit organizations for a 1,000 hour assignment. The Encore Fellow’s goal is to build capacity of the host agency by using professional skills. Sam will be using his vast experience with Lean Concepts and project management to help us streamline and improve the processes used at the ReStore in receiving and selling donated goods.

Sam is a resident of Dayton. He proudly served twenty years in the United States Navy Submarine Service. He spent most of his time serving the country stationed on the East Coast. During his career, he received a valuable education in electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, and learned the skills necessary to be a good team player and leader. Upon his retirement in 1994, he joined Intel where he spent the next twenty-two years. While at Intel, Sam continued to learn and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Throughout his years in the Navy and at Intel, Sam enjoyed coaching youth sports including basketball, baseball, and football. Sam also enjoys golf, Beaver Football, kayaking, hiking, and riding his motorcycle. His favorite pastime is hanging out with his grandson, Kase.

In only a few weeks, Sam has made a noticeable impact in the receiving area of the ReStore. We are excited about the potential for future improvements spearheaded by Sam. Stop by and see for yourself!