image002North Branch Land Trust is pleased to welcome Valerie VanAuken. Valerie joins the North Branch Land Trust as their Operations Administrator and will handle the accounting and administrative functions of the land trust.

Valerie is happy to call the Back Mountain area her home where she lives with her two children, Christian and Gianna. She spent many summers at Lake Cayuga in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York where she loves to fish. She enjoys both flower and vegetable gardening. While appreciating all of the outdoors, she especially loves bird-watching and taking long walks in nature. Valerie received her Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Marywood University.

North Branch Land Trust is a regional non-profit land conservation organization that works with landowners and communities to help protect natural, working, and scenic landscapes in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information visit