Jacquee Markel, secretary

Lives in Dune Allen

Jacquee grew up in New Jersey and attended Montclair State University. Atlanta became her second home where she met her husband of 23 years, Kenny Markel. Growing up in a creative family, Jacquee started a successful design business that combined her attention to detail with her keen sense of craftsmanship. The result was distinctive fine custom interior accessories, found in homes from Key West, to Silicon Valley over the past 30 years.

In 1991, the couple built a home on Oyster Lake in Santa Rosa Beach and transitioned as permanent residents 8 years ago. Jacquee is a former board member and president of the South Walton Community Council, is currently on the TDC’s Destination Improvements Committee of, is a founding member of the Walton County Ideas for Visioning Facebook page and a long time coastal dune lake advocate. She is a community leader dedicated to fostering awareness, dialogue and solutions to improve the quality of life in South Walton, fighting proposals like the TDC Taj Mahal, the boardwalk through Topsail Hill Preserve State Park & the Hampton Inn on 30A.

Jacquee also takes a great pride in working with her 91-year-old father Mitch, managing and promoting his vibrant craft business, scheduling art shows & administering his website.