James Field Jr. grew up in Pinecrest and graduated from nearby University of Miami. After graduation, James traveled the world as a highly competitive professional golfer before setting his sights on a different kind of goal – developing his business acumen and philanthropic contributions. With these goals in mind,James became the director of business development for one of the largest agriculture companies in the country and led the sales and brand development of “Tsamma Juice”, a fresh cold pressed watermelon juice that Pinecrest residents can find in their local Publix today. Field now consults with emerging brands in the consumer packaged goods and restaurant chain sectors to develop winning strategies for growth and success.His focus for these companies is on their marketing, messaging, and product innovation.

James also donated his time to various philanthropic causes including chairing a fundraiser for Operation Underground Railroad to save children from the sex slave trade and traveling to India with former presidential candidate MittRomney as part of Charity Vision. Field has also has been very active in volunteering for Best Buddies and Gifts in Golf. James is also a sitting board member of the Florida House, the State Embassy in Washington D.C. 

As part of his work in agriculture and farming, Field worked with congressmen and senators in Washington, D.C. Field testified before congress in 2017 on the issues of agriculture and immigration and was quoted in USA today for bringing these issues to light during difficult discussions on the farm bill. Having witnessed the political process first hand while advocating, James felt the need to apply his efforts and talents closer to home and to the community where he grew up; by running for the VillageCouncil of Pinecrest. His unique background and experience in political, business and philanthropic endeavors make him an ideal and effective voice for the Village of Pinecrest.