New Designees

Matthew Berkey, RES

Matthew Berkey, RES, Residential District Appraiser with the Johnson County (Kansas) Appraiser’s Office, has earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Mr. Berkey has served in this office for nine years, with five years in his present position. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in design from the University of Kansas. He has earned the Registered Mass Appraiser (RMA) designation from the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Melissa Burlison, RES

Melissa Burlison, RES, Property Appraiser II with the Clark County (Nevada) Assessor’s Office, has earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Ms. Burlison has worked in the appraisal profession for 15 years, serving two of those years in this office. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of California, Irvine and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. She holds an SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute.

Michelle Clark, AAS

Michelle Clark, AAS, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser with the Johnson County (Kansas) Appraiser’s Office, earned the Assessment Administration Specialist professional designation. Ms. Clark has served this office for close to seven years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in construction management from Colorado State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. She has earned the Registered Mass Appraiser (RMA) designation from the Kansas Department of Revenue. 

Jennifer Jean Craig, RES

Jennifer Jean Craig, RES, CAMA Data Quality Manager for the Pinellas County (Florida) Property Appraiser, earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist designation in December. She has been with this office and in the profession for 12 years. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of South Florida and the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue.

John Fenwick, CAE

John Fenwick, CAE, Appraisal Agrologist with the Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency, has earned the Certified Assessment Evaluator professional designation. Mr. Fenwick has served in appraisal in this position for nearly six years. He holds a diploma in conservation and reclamation and a bachelor’s degree in environmental management from Lakeland College. He holds a certificate in residential construction from the University of Vancouver Island and has completed the Certificate Program in Real Property Assessment from the University of British Columbia. He has earned the Municipal Rural Assessment Appraiser of Saskatchewan (MRAAS) designation from the Saskatchewan Assessment Appraisers' Association and is a licensed Professional Agrologist (P.Ag) with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists.

Tara Marie Fitzpatrick, RES

Tara Marie Fitzpatrick, RES, Chief Deputy Assessor for the Mason City (Iowa) Assessor’s Office, recently earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Ms. Fitzpatrick has served this office since 2009, with five years in her present position. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications/print media with a minor in art from Waldorf College. She has earned the Iowa Certified Assessor designation from the Institute of Iowa Certified Assessors.

Joshua R. Harper, RES

Joshua R. Harper, RES, Real Estate Appraiser with the Fairfield County (Ohio) Auditor's Office, has earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Mr. Harper has worked in appraisal for seven years, serving the past five years in this office. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a concentration in management and minor in marketing from Pensacola Christian College.

Paul B. Harrison, CAE, RES

Paul B. Harrison, CAE, RES, Real Property Appraiser with Carteret County, North Carolina, recently earned the Certified Assessment Evaluator and Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designations. Mr. Harrison has worked in the appraisal industry for 40 years, serving three years in his present position. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a paralegal certificate from Duke University. He has earned the Appraisal Institute’s MAI designation, the CCIM designation from the CCIM Institute, and the SRPA designation from the Society of Real Estate Appraisers. He is a Certified Real Property Appraiser (CRPA) Level III through the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

Angela K. Hoffhines, AAS

Angela K. Hoffhines, AAS, Appraiser II with the Douglas County Appraiser's Office, recently earned the Assessment Administration Specialist professional designation. Ms. Hoffhines has worked in assessment for 12 years, serving nearly four of those years in this office. She holds the Registered Mass Appraiser (RMA) designation from the Kansas Department of Revenue.

David G. Johnson, RES

David G. Johnson, RES, Residential Analyst II for the Orange County (Florida) Property Appraiser, has earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Mr. Johnson has worked as an appraiser for over 30 years, serving in his present position for the past four years. He has completed Valencia College’s Real Estate Appraisal two year program and has earned the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue.

Christopher Ryan Jones, CAE

Christopher Ryan Jones, CAE, Master Commissioner of the Revenue for the Lee County, Virginia Commissioner of the Revenue, has earned the Certified Assessment Evaluator professional designation. Mr. Jones has worked in appraisal for 14 years, seven years in his present position. He has earned a Certificate of Real Estate Studies from Mountain Empire Community College and is a certified Master Commissioner of the Revenue through the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. He is a Certified Residential Appraiser in the state of Virginia.

Kaleigh M. Jones-Clark, CAE, RES

Kaleigh M. Jones-Clark, CAE, RES, Residential Real Estate Appraiser II with the Johnson County (Kansas) Appraiser’s Office, recently earned the Certified Assessment Evaluator professional designation. She has served the assessment industry for seven years, with two years in this office. Dr. Jones-Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Saint Mary College, now University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College, now Cleveland University-Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas.

James M. Kleitz, CAE, RES

James M. Kleitz, CAE, RES, Supervisor, Commercial Real Estate Assessment for the Orange County (Florida) Property Appraiser, has earned the Certified Assessment Evaluator and Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designations. Mr. Kleitz has worked in the appraisal industry for 16 years, with almost two years in this office. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Kentucky. He has earned the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute.

Raul Mas, Jr., RES

Raul Mas, Jr., RES, Real Estate Evaluator 2 for the Miami-Dade County (Florida) Property Appraiser's Office, has earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Mr. Mas has worked in appraisal for six years, serving five in this office. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Florida International University. He has earned the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue.

Michael P. Mills, RES

Michael P. Mills, RES, Commercial Appraiser I for the King County (Washington) Department of Assessments, recently earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Mr. Mills has worked eight years in the appraisal profession, serving a little over half of those years in this office. He is a Certified Residential Appraiser and a Real Estate Broker with the State Department of Labor and an FHA Certified Appraiser with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Christopher D. Mitts, PPS

Christopher D. Mitts, PPS, Senior Personal Property Appraiser for the St. Lucie County (Florida) Property Appraiser, has earned the Personal Property Specialist professional designation. Mr. Mitts has served this office for 13 years, with two years in this position. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He has earned the Certified Florida Evaluator (CFE) designation from the Florida Department of Revenue.

Derrick Niederklein, AAS

Derrick Niederklein, AAS, Senior Field Administrator for the Lancaster County (Nebraska) Assessor/Register of Deeds, recently earned the Assessment Administration Specialist professional designation. Mr. Niederklein has worked in assessment for fourteen years, starting his present position in September. He holds an associate degree in agribusiness from Southeast Community College, a bachelor’s degree in business from Peru State College, and a master’s degree in business management from Doane College. He has earned an Assessor’s Certificate from the Nebraska Department of Revenue.

Roger M. Webb, RES

Roger M. Webb, RES, Real Property Appraiser for the Mecklenburg County (North Carolina) Assessor’s Office, recently earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Mr. Webb has worked in appraisal for 40 years, serving 11 in his current position. He holds an Associate in Science in business administration from Patrick Henry Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Political Science from Catawba College. He has earned the SRA designation from the Appraisal Institute.

Warren Wiser, RES

Warren Wiser, RES, Appraisal Analyst for the Knox County (Tennessee) Property Assessor, has earned the Residential Evaluation Specialist professional designation. Mr. Wiser has served this office for 17 years, with one year in his present position. He holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management with a concentration in human resources and a Master of Business Administration from Tusculum College, Greenville, Tennessee.