Nathan Field was born at Wilmington General Hospital. He graduated from St. Ann’s Parish school and St. Elizabeth High School. As a teenager, he spent his free time playing basketball at Stapler Park and earned spending money working as a “runner” downtown and cleaning rugs for Lang Co on Union Street.
After receiving his BA in history from the University of Delaware and an MA in International Security from Georgetown University, Field had a ten-year career in international business. This included serving on the management team of a $1 billion UN-sponsored environmental remediation project in Saudi Arabia and afterwards creating and then selling a successful Arabic translation company. While overseas, he served as a volunteer teacher at a school for refugees in Cairo.
In 2017, he moved back home to Wilmington and works for a family-owned infrastructure construction business on the City’s East Side. His responsibilities include training and workforce development, safety management and overseeing a company project to build new facilities and establish a permanent location in North East Wilmington.
Field is passionate about building up a stronger sense of local community spirit and excitement about living in Wilmington. He is the founder of the Wilmington History Society, a group aimed at strengthening civic interest in Delaware's largest city. A member of the Wilmington Memorial Day Parade planning committee, he volunteers as a speaker at the local prison and is working on a book project honoring city residents who lost their lives in the Second World War.