Noah Project 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 Muskegon to be closer to Noah Project. She is very involved with her church family, First Reformed of Ravenna, and with the Youth Group and God’s Closet. She has 2 dogs and 2 cats with 3 of them being rescues. She has a passion for helping animals find their forever homes.

She has 4 children and 12 grandchildren that she loves to spend quality family time with.

Jane McGregor


Jane was born, raised, and graduated in Grand Haven. She owned and operated Pampered Pets 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 the Women’s Council of Realtors and Realtors Who Care.

She became a Board member of 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 abandoned pets caused by the weather disasters. She has since started EARS Emergency Animal Rescue and Shelter, a 501c3 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.

Vice President

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 over 30 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 the 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! 

Gayle L. Adams


Gayle was born and raised in Lander, Wyoming, made a 31-year transition to South Florida, and when they retired in 2017, moved to Fruitport with her husband, Randy, who is a Muskegon native.

Gayle is a retired healthcare HR professional and Law Office Administrator with many years of experience in the private and public sectors, including serving on several boards. Her love of animals made Noah Project an easy choice when she was looking for a non-profit to volunteer her time.

The Adams family adopted Rudy, a Pom mix, and Jinger, a Yorkie mix from Noah Project. In addition to their four-legged children, Gayle and Randy have 4 sons and 1 daughter who have blessed them with 14 grandchildren! When she isn't at Noah Project, Gayle enjoys gardening and traveling.

Elizabeth Crandall

Elizabeth was raised and graduated from Newaygo, Michigan. She later graduated from Muskegon Community College was an Associate degree in Business Management and an Associate degree in Business Marketing. She has worked for nearly 8 years for Independent Bank. Starting her career as a part-time teller and working her way up to her current role as Branch Manager for the Muskegon location.

Elizabeth and her husband Ryan Crandall live in Grant MI with their 3 dogs, 2 cats 1 bunny, and their fish. Their son, Corbin, is also a big animal lover.

Elizabeth fell in love with Noah Project after volunteering there for Independent Bank’s Making a Difference Day, where bank employees give back to their community. She has been hooked ever since. She enjoys spending time with her close-knit family and camping.

Tammy Halterman

Tammy was raised and graduated in Spring Lake.  She owned and operated The Hair Port for 32 years.  She became a Realtor in 2005 and has worked for Exit Realty, Re/Max and now Five Star Real Estate.  Along with selling homes, she has three short-term vacation rental properties in the Muskegon area.  

She currently lives in Norton Shores with her dog Gracie, who actually owns the house and just allows Tammy to live there.  Tammy has a huge love for animals.  When she isn't working she loves spending time with her kids and grandkids.