Sara Smith


Sara joined the Mallard Cove team in April 2024. Sara has been managing independent, assisted, & memory care communities through out Michigan and has worked in the senior living industry for over 30 years. She has a passion and specializes in caring for seniors with Alzheimer's & Dementia. It is Sara's mission to provide her residents with premium care and services as well as her commitment to God. She has lived in the Petoskey area for 14 years and is active in the Norther Michigan community's various business organizations and functions. Sara loves spending time with her family, friends, and other loved ones; particularly her niece and boxer dog "Bo".

Lauri Lee

Associate Administrator

Lauri came to Mallard Cove Assisted Living after taking care of seniors in-home for two years. Lauri has been employed at Mallard Cove Assisted Living since the opening in 2011, working initially as Resident Care Staff. She accepted the position of Director of Operations in 2014. In April of 2017, she became Administrator of Mallard Cove. Lauri has her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Anderson College. Lauri’s passion is to provide quality care to seniors, serving each resident with the same personal care and concern each of us give to our own family. She seeks to honor God by serving people of all ages. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and three grown children. Lauri and her husband are active in their church, going on mission trips and teaching adults and children.