The Field Fund is possible thanks to a dedicated group of subcontractors, advisors, school and municipal groundskeepers, volunteers, and donors.
The Field Fund, Inc.
Clark Myers moved to the Island full time in 1982. He has been involved in various forms of project management since 1990. He is proud to call Martha's Vineyard home and is dedicated to helping preserve what is natural and unique about this special place.
Natural Grass advisory group
Field Fund partners with Natural Grass Advisory Group™ for education, data collection and analysis, and maintenance and renovation planning. As the USA’s first independent data and support firm solely for high-use, natural grass sport surfaces, NGAG works with clients from Parks to Pros. With NGAG's unique technology and experience, Field Fund can make a positive impact with every dollar that is spent.
Jerad Minnick is Founder and Lead Advisor of Natural Grass Advisory Group™. A former sports field manager, Jerad brings his on-field experiences to NGAG clients like The Field Fund. As the Director of Grounds and Environmental Management for the 24 field, 160 acre Maryland SoccerPlex, Minnick and his management staff redefined what is possible for high traffic natural grass fields. Previously to SoccerPlex, Jerad built Sporting Kansas City’s entire field maintenance department as their first ever Director of Grounds and served as Manager of Grounds for the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. He also was an Associate Sports Turf Manager at the University of Missouri, the school where he earned his BS in Plant Science / Turfgrass Management… and the school of his favorite sports teams while growing up on a family farm in Northern Missouri – a family farm that is in full operation still today!
Daniel Rogers ExcavatioN
Danny Rogers was born and raised in Oak Bluffs, MA. He attended the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School where he was a member of the golf and baseball teams. Danny grew up running machinery by his father’s side. He joined his family’s excavation company shorty after graduating high school where he worked for 15 years before deciding to start his own business. Daniel Rogers Excavating offers a wide range of services including land clearing, road construction, septic and sewer installations, trenching, and site work for new homes and businesses. Over the last couple of years, Daniel Rogers Excavating has partnered with The Field Fund, Inc. aiding them in the preparation, grading, seeding and maintenance of many of the Island’s playing fields. Danny is proud to be a member of The Field Fund team and hopes the fields they help build and maintain will serve many generations to come.
Don Sexton Landscaping
Don Sexton grew up in Mexico City until he was sixteen and moved to Martha’s Vineyard. Before starting his landscaping business 24 years ago, Don worked on the grounds crew at the Farm Neck Golf Course for six years. He attended the Valley Forge Military Academy (U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School) and the University of the Americas. As our lead mower and soil amendment captain, Don is an integral member of The Field Fund, Inc. team.
Bettencourt Irrigation & Landscaping
Bettencourt Irrigation & Landscaping has more than 30 years of experience in landscaping and irrigation on Martha's Vineyard. Bettencourt specializes in hardscapes, lawn maintenance, irrigation, and landscape lighting, for both residential and commercial projects. They use trusted components such as Hunter, Toro and Rainbird and are constantly looking for ways to stay at the cutting edge of the industry.