Our Directors


Mashele Garrett-Arndt

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, First Reformed of Ravenna, and with Youth Group and God’s 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.


Samantha Pepprock

Vice President | 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 practicing estate planning, real estate, and immigration law. She and her family have 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.” — Martin Buber


John Amrhein


John Amrhein, CPA is a multi-faceted strategic business executive with experience and accomplishments working for a number of globally respected Fortune 500 companies, including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Amway, and Herman Miller. After a successful career in corporate Finance, Strategy and Sales, he entered the entrepreneurial world as a Partner and EVP of three companies – Component Engineering, Orka Automation, and Orka Business Solutions. These companies provide critical products and services to companies of all sizes, ranging from startups to Fortune 500, and employ over 50 team members.

John’s areas of expertise include Business Strategy, Strategic Growth, Customer Engagement, Sales and Marketing, and Financial Leadership. John joined the Noah Project as a Board Member in early 2018, became Treasurer in late 2018.

John has resided in West Michigan the majority of his life, aside from forays into East Lansing (Go MSU) and Detroit. As an avid traveler, he has visited over 35 countries in his professional and personal life. John lives in Muskegon with his wife Laura, daughter Katrina, and pack of 3 dogs and a cat.


Jane McGregor


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!


Terry L. Puffer

Terry was born, raised, and graduated right here in Muskegon. He is one of the founders of a large local furniture company, owned a local transportation company, currently operates a property management company/Real Estate investing company, and since has transitioned into being a Realtor currently working with Five Star Real Estate. Terry is very active in the community and is a strong advocate for the rehab of Muskegon County. He is passionate about his community, and he donates to many local charities, including Noah Project. He currently serves on the Muskegon County Zoning Board of Appeals, and joined the Noah Project Board in July of 2020. He is married to Joy, and they have one teen-age daughter, Jasmyn. Terry loves to spend time with his family, pets, friends, and loves to travel. He has always had a love of all animals, and from experience, he knows the love and joy every pet brings to each family. He and his family currently have 5 cats and 1 dog….all rescued pets! His hope as a Noah Project Board Member is to help each and every cat and dog that finds its way to Noah Project, a safe and loving forever home.

Diane Coddington Keenan

Diane founded the Sherman Catering Co. and grew it into one of the largest catering businesses in Western Michigan. She and her husband Tom have travelled throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. They have 8 children, 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Diane has a passion for animals, especially German Shepherds, and enjoys fundraising!

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Noah Project

Phone: (231) 865-1264
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5205 Airline Road
Muskegon, MI 49444


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