Board President 2/17-Present | Email Jerry
Jerry is a proud graduate off Mona Shores High School. He went earned an associates degree from Muskegon Community College. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He owns and operates West Michigan Power Cleaning Systems and also Owns West Michigan Small Engine Repair. Jerry believes in paying it back to his community and has done so by serving as a Board Member of Lakeshore Museum Center from 2007-2013. He also served as a City Council Member for the City of Norton Shores from November 2009-2013. Jerry likes to spend his free time enjoying his passions – Classic Car Restoration, Music and Noah Activities. Jerry is very proud of his two Daughters, Carly 22 and Natalie 20 and the rescue dogs that share his home!
Director | Email Mashele
Mashele Garrett-Arndt, born and raised in Michigan, has had her own business since 2006 in Human Resource Consulting. She has her Masters in Human Resources with a PHR certification, along with Business Management and Emergency Medicine degrees.
She recently bought a home in Ravenna to be close to her mother and is very involved with her church family, 1st Reformed of Ravenna, and with Youth Group and Gods Closet. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 horses, with 3 of them being rescues.
She has a passion for helping animals find their forever-homes.
She has 4 children and 7 grandchildren that she loves to spend quality family time with.
Treasurer | Email Samantha
Samantha Pepprock has served on the Board of the Noah Project since spring 2016, and has been treasurer since September 2016. Samantha is an attorney in Muskegon, where she practices estate planning, real estate, and immigration law. Originally from Milwaukee, she moved to Muskegon with her family in 2014 and has 3 rescued pets: 1 dog and 2 cats. Samantha has always had a love and passion for animals and thoroughly enjoys spoiling each and every one of them.
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language,” by Martin Buber.
Secretary | Email Carmen
Carmen DeFabrizio has served on the Board of the Noah Project since spring 2017 and is the Secretary on the Board of Directors. Carmen is a Muskegon native with 4 children and 4 pets that keep her very busy. She is the Director of Financial Operations at West Michigan Power Cleaning Equipment and will soon complete her bachelor’s degree in business management. In her spare time she likes to read, camp, and travel.
Jane was born, raised and graduated in Grand Haven. She owned and operated Pampered Pets, Pet Grooming Salon in Ferrysburg for 20 years. She became a Realtor in 2005 and has worked for Paul Moon and Associates, Century 21, Coldwell Banker and currently Five Star Real Estate. She has been very active within the Real Estate industry with Women’s Council of Realtors and Realtors Who Care.
She became a Board member with Noah Project in 2016. On August 30, 2017 “Operation Harvey Rescue” was formed. She assisted the Hurricane ravaged areas by emptying their current shelter inventory and relocating these pets to Michigan. That allowed them the space to better care for the abandoned pets caused by the weather disasters. She has since started EARS Emergency Animal Rescue and Shelter, a 501 C3 aiding in pet welfare, transport and shelter.
She shares a home in Norton Shores with her boyfriend of 27 years and her 4-legged children! She enjoys motorcycles, garage sales and lounging by the pool. She is passionate about Pet Rescue!
William C. Vanderweele, Jr
Bill graduated from Muskegon Community College in 1982 with a business management degree and is the President and owner of Weber Lumber. He has been married for 29 years to his lovely wife, Lori Beth Vanderweele. Together they have 2 sons, Holden who is 22 years old and Braden who is 25 years old. He also has 5 pets that share his home; Jake and Cody are the lucky dogs and Oscar and Sophie are rescued cats. Little Rudy, the puppy, is the newest member that was adopted from Noah Project in December 2017. Bill also volunteers his time to Muskegon Habitat for Humanity Building committee and has been a committee member for 16 years. In his spare time you will find him on the golf course or spending time with his family and his pets!
Tuesday: Noon to 7PM
Wednesday: Noon to 4PM
Thursday: Noon to 7PM
Friday: Noon to 4PM
Saturday: Noon to 4PM