Staff and AmeriCorps Volunteers

All of our staff and volunteers share a mailing address. All mail can be sent to:



Big Laurel Learning Center

PO box 266

Kermit, WV, 25674


Ian Noyes, Executive Director


Sister Kathleen O'Hagan, AmeriCorp On-Site Director


AmeriCorps Volunteers

Our AmeriCorps Volunteers can be contacted at (304)-393-4103.

Jacob Zondag

Jacob Zondag was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids where he studied Environmental Studies and Architecture. While at College he visited Big Laurel several times with a group of students during spring break. These trips focused on learning about Appalachian culture and coal mining. He fell in love with the mountains and the culture of Southern Appalachia. He is so excited to be living and serving at Big Laurel and the surrounding community this year. He enjoys reading, spending time in nature, watching HGTV and keeping up with the latest real estate trends. There is nowhere else he would rather be than in Kermit, West Virginia!