LocalMeA welcomes local real estate agent Danell Fields as contributing writer

Offered By Danell Fields - JLA Realty

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone more involved in local community than Danell Fields.


She’s one of the busiest persons in the Lake Houston Area, serving on a variety of non-profit boards and committees, in addition to her work with JLA Realty as a real estate agent. It’s due to her strong local roots and insightful, outgoing personality that LocalMeA is pleased to welcome her to its roster of contributors, bringing her wide-ranging curiosities, hobbies, and local connections that highlight the Best of Local.


Fields will be producing a series of articles highlighting home and design, lifestyle, spotlights on members of the community and more.


Photo: Drake A. McIntosh Digital Media


“I have a lot of interests,” Fields said. “It’ll be all kinds of things. It’ll be home and design, but I think I’ll blossom out. I’m not a person that can be put in a box, so I’m sure I will go from there.”

Fields is known to many for her real estate non-profit work. But a 20-minute conversation reveals many more layers to her.  She spent time as a speech therapist after earning a Bachelor’s from Baylor University and a Master of Science from the University of North Texas, both in Speech and Audio Pathology. She followed that with a stint at the famed Parkland Hospital in Dallas, specializing in helping the deaf, those suffering from head trauma, and stuttering.


She eventually moved to the Houston area to be closer to her mother and continued in private practice. She later worked at Rosewood Funeral Home for over 25 years as well as owning a small business, Danell’s Gifts and Flowers, which earned her Best Small Business of North Houston from Lone Star College and Small Business of the Year from the East Montgomery chamber (now Greater East Montgomery Chamber). She has worked as a part-time travel agent taking groups to Europe, taught at Lone Star College, and for the last four years in real estate.


Photo: Drake A. McIntosh Digital Media


“I really love the area, I love the people,” Fields said. “I’m a country girl by heart and so I love that if I want to go to the city, I can. I love that people really care and they come together. I love supporting the community. Small town business is what I believe in.”


Going through her list of non-profit work is like reading the “Smith” section of the phone book: A decades-long member of both the Greater East Montgomery Chamber of Commerce and Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce with time spend on those boards. Chair of the American Heart Association. Lifetime Rodeo Committee Member. YMCA Board Member. Lone Star College Foundation Board. Member of the Humble ISD Education Foundation. HAAM volunteer and Pillars of Community Committee Member.  FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center’s Women of Achievement Committee Member. Member of the New Caney ISD Education Foundation Committee. Board of Governors for the Kingwood Country Club.  And the list goes on.


In other words, Danell stays busy. In addition to her love of painting, writing, cooking, gardening, and an avid clay shooting habit, she loves to spend time with her two grown sons, Jess Jr. and Jay, as well as her two granddaughters, Jacee and Henri. Following in his mother’s footsteps for public service, Jess Jr. was elected as the youngest member of city council in College Station.


Through all those years of professional and volunteer efforts, she’s met a lot of people, made many friends, and pursued many different interests. Which makes her a perfect fit for LocalMeA.


Photo: Drake A. McIntosh Digital Media


“I think boredom is something no one should ever feel and I used to say to my kids, ‘I never want to hear you say you’re bored,’” Fields said. “Because life is so big, beautiful, and adventurous, that we should never be bored. There’s always something to keep your interest.”

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