Mitch Burke, CFA – Property Appraiser
Mitch was elected as Property Appraiser in 2012 and took his oath of office on January 8,
2013. He is a life long resident of Gulf County and a 1984 graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. He received his degree in Business Economics from Florida A&M University in
1989 and has held a Florida Real Estate License since 1991. With over twenty years
experience in land valuation, management and acquisitions, Mitch has had the
opportunity to work in both the public and private sectors throughout his career. With
government positions in the Property Appraiser's Office, Land Acquisition Office, and the
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Mitch has also worked in
the private sector managing land assets for the largest landowner in Gulf County. He is
married to wife Sabrina and has four children, Austin, Andrew, Coy and Emma Grace.
Elaine Maige – Office Manager
Elaine has been working with the Property Appraisers office since 1979. She is
lifelong resident of Gulf County. She graduated from Port St. Joe High School 1967.
Elaine’s primary job duties include office administration, payroll, homestead
evaluation, and tangible personal property. She is married to husband Tony and they
two children; Christy and Dana. She is the proud grandmother of five grandchildren;
Kyrsten, Kaitlen, Gavin, Ansley, and Brenna.
Dan Christie – Chief Deputy Appraiser
Dan has been working with the Property Appraisers office since 1981. He has been living
in Gulf County for 35 years. He is a 1971 graduate of Godby High School, in Tallahassee,
Florida. Dan’s job duties include land assessments, mapping, and deed evaluation. Dan is
the proud father of Alicia, a 2000 Port St. Joe graduate.
Eddie Summers – Field Appraiser
Eddie has been working with the Property Appraisers office since 1999. He is a
lifelong resident of Gulf County. He spent 11 years with the St. Joe Box Plant.
Eddie’s job duties include on-site field appraising and various other duties.
Dennis Barfield – IT Specialist
Dennis has been working with the Property Appraisers office since 2010. Dennis is a 1998
graduate of Bay High School in Panama City, Florida and a graduate of both Tallahassee
Community College and Florida State University. He has worked as an Information of
Technology Director for both the Office of Research at FSU and the Gulf County Board of
Commissioners. Dennis’ duties include IT support & various other duties. He is married
to wife Elizabeth, who is a lifelong resident of Gulf County. They have three children;
Trey, Noah, and Jenna.
Karen Seay – Clerk
Karen has been working with the Property Appraisers office since 2011. She is a
lifelong resident of Gulf County. Karen is a 1978 graduate of Port St. Joe High
School. She is a graduate of Gulf Coast State University. Karen spent 13 years
working with our local children at Port St. Joe High School. Karen’s duties include
deed posting, reception, and various office duties. Karen is married to husband
Craig and they have two children.
Mitch Burke, CFA