Derek joined the Noah Project in January 2019. He has supported Noah Project for many years with his employer, Transnation Title, where he is a Title Insurance Examiner. Derek has been happily married to his wonderful wife Keria since 2015, and they have two amazing children, Kieda and Cole. In his spare time, he likes to do fun things with his family and work on home improvement projects. He and his wife are huge Red Sox fans and enjoy watching and attending games. They have one fur baby named Eve, a 40-lb mix breed that they rescued in 2013. People say Eve looks like a tan fox, she is the sweetest dog. Domesticated animals depend on us in order to have a quality life and he enjoys being a part of making that happen.
Tom Keenan was born in Scranton Pa. He has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Scranton and a JD from Catholic University of America.
His whole career has been in service to the men and women of the Armed Services, first as a Senior Executive in the Dept. of Defense, responsible for the purchase of fighter aircraft and helicopters, then as President and CEO of defense companies and corporations supplying equipment to DOD.
Tom now spends his time mentoring young men and women in startup companies and high school and college pursuits related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as well as chairing the Noah Projects Board of Directors.
He is married to Diane Coddington Keenan. Together they have 8 children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Vice President | Email Samantha
Samantha Pepprock has served on the Board of the Noah Project since spring 2016. She served as treasurer for two years, and is now the current Vice President. Samantha is an attorney in Muskegon, where she practices estate planning, real estate, and immigration law. Originally from Milwaukee, she she now lives in Muskegon and has two Noah Project rescue pets: her boxer-mix named Bert and a three-legged cat named Aspen. Samantha has always had a love and passion for animals and thoroughly enjoys spoiling each and every one she meets.
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language,” by Martin Buber.
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!
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Wednesday: Noon to 4PM
Thursday: Noon to 7PM
Friday: Noon to 4PM
Saturday: Noon to 4PM