Karla Smith

Karla Smith

Business Manager/HR Manager

My husband Mike and I relocated, from living four years on the Mississippi in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin back to our home state of Michigan, when we started having grandbabies. My grandbabies are adorable, just ask me!

I have always had the desire to work with the elderly and to help people. Not having the stomach to pursue a medical field, I redirected my focus to accounting and management. I’ve worked every position in an office, including administration, HR, IT, accounting and management and more for the last 35 years within many diverse industries such as an ISO 9002 Tier 3 Automotive tool & Die shop, retail at John Deere for 10 years and even helped a few companies start up. I now have the job I always wanted here at Byron Center Manor, to use my skillset to help people.

My husband and I are both avid snowmobilers and scuba divers with years of stories, pictures and video from riding in blizzards to petting sharks. We also love the roller coasters at Cedar Point, going to the beach, camp fires, football (Go Pack Go), concerts and random adventures.

Karla is one of the most dedicated people I know; she’s incredibly thorough, a great teacher, always willing to help out and share the burden, and incredibly patient and gracious at all times. I don’t know what we’d do without her.

Let’s get started!