Project Directors

Mashele Garrett-Arndt

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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 the 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.

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 the 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 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.

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 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!