About a month before I completed grad school at UNC Charlotte, I was fortunate that a close friend asked me to work at her memory care community. This was the beginning of my career, and I was introduced to assisted living regulations and discovered the resources available to seniors. I immediately fell in love with the sweet residents and found that I have a passion for helping families navigate the long-term care maze. People are why I show up for work and life every day – serving others, especially during a difficult season of their lives, gives me purpose. Whether I am meeting new clients, attending a community event, or networking with referral partners, I enjoy making connections and discovering ways that we can work together.
I majored in Government at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and completed my Master’s of Public Administration at UNC Charlotte. I joined Bayli when she founded Fields Elder Law & Estate Planning because I saw firsthand how much she cared for the elderly and their families. Her ability to quickly develop a personalized plan for each family’s unique needs aligns with my passion for helping people. Here, family truly comes first.
I married Ben in May of 2019, and we have a Bernedoodle named Gus. Be on the lookout for Gus in the community or around the Fields Firm. When I am not in the office, we look for any excuse to be outside. We plan because our family's future depends on it. It would be an honor to help your family.
I have always been passionate about helping people, especially during difficult situations. It is a part of my family history. Both of my parents served the community. My mother was a nurse, and my father was a police officer and veteran. Sadly, he passed away in his 50’s due to a service-related illness.
As an adult, I witnessed the struggles my parents faced paying medical bills so that my father could receive proper care. This is when I learned of the VA pension, but we had no idea how difficult it would be to apply. Applying for Medicaid assistance is just as difficult. The programs can be extremely hard to navigate for families who are already struggling with caring for themselves and/or their parents.
I previously worked with Bayli for several years, and when she started her own firm, I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the team. Bayli is compassionate and kind not only with her clients but with her colleagues. We each get to be a part of the process, working together to give our clients the best experience they can have. By having a smaller office, we’re able to focus on and connect with each family. Every day, we are helping these families, whether they are in crisis or preparing for their future.
I studied at Houston Vocational School, Middle Georgia Technical Institute, and earned my Paralegal Certification in 1999 from Georgia College and State University. I have been a practicing paralegal for more than 20 years and have specifically worked with VA and Medicaid Planning for more than 9 years.
My main passion is helping others who are struggling and in need. For more than 25 years, I have been an active member of a 12-step recovery group and still sponsor and guide women where I can every single day. My daughter, Delanie, is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. While I can’t help her with her Ph.D. program, I am there for her when she is stressed (or can’t figure out what to cook for dinner!).
I split my time away from the office between Nicholson, GA, and Warner Robins, GA where I can stay and visit with my mother a few days a week. In my free time, I indulge in good books and travel as much as possible, whether it’s hiking, beach trips, Recovery Conventions, white water rafting, and Disney every year (maybe twice a year). Fellowship and bringing people together bring me great joy. My “blood family” may be small, but my family of choice is HUGE. Overall, I’m here to serve and I’m excited about our future at Fields Elder Law & Estate Planning.
Honoring the Veterans in our Families
Clarence "Lee" Fields, Jr.
Boatswain’s Mate Second Class, US Navy (WWII)
Coxswain, US Navy (WWII)
James “Humpy” Holland Private, First Class, US Army (Korean War Era)
Alvin Mitchell Mize
Technical Sgt., US Air Force (Vietnam)
Henry Lowry, III
Ssgt., US Air Force (Vietnam)
In the Community
We love connecting with our neighbors. We are committed to increasing planning literacy for families in our community. Along with continuing education for local professionals, we offer seminars and other educational opportunities.
Bre judges Iron Chef competition at the Landing of Bogart
Gus in the Community
Bre and Bayli Behind the Scenes
Evelyn assists at the Firm
Bre and Bayli settled in to the new office
Family first at Fields Elder Law & Estate Planning
Before law school, I witnessed the guilt and stress my family endured when caring for loved ones. There was no plan, and important conversations happened too late. It is my mission to protect other families from facing the same situation. Bottom line – families need a plan. This is true whether you are planning for your children, aging loved ones or yourself.
I studied at the University of Georgia and graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and minor in Anthropology. Understanding people, families, and their unique needs is the heart of my career. I continued my studies at the University of Georgia School of Law and graduated at the top of my class. I started my own firm to have the freedom to guide families the best way I know how—comprehensive planning and informed action in a time of crisis.
Prior to founding Fields Elder Law & Estate Planning, my entire career has been focused on understanding and overcoming the hurdles faced by families in crisis so that I could best serve their needs. Outside of my firm and family, I embrace opportunities to educate other professionals and families in the community on the importance of planning. I enjoy lecturing for UGA’s OLLI program, providing Elder Law related staff training for in-home care companies, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes, and helping Nurses and Social Workers maintain their professional licenses through continuing education.
Aaron and I have been married since 2014 and welcomed Evelyn to our family in 2019. Elvis is our rescue mutt and joined our family in 2009. We spend most of our time outside of the office enjoying nature and finding opportunities to make lasting family memories.
Not having a plan happened to my family, but it gave me purpose. I have been honored to use my expertise and experience to help clients protect their legacies amid a crisis and others address and avoid the uncertainty before an emergency.