Air Art Northwest
846 South Ginger Street
Cornelius, Oregon 97113
A fourth-generation Oregonian, Sig Unander grew up in a family dedicated to the ideals of public involvement and community service.
After college, he worked in broadcast and print journalism in New Mexico, Minnesota, Georgia and Oregon. He also worked on political campaigns, held a staff position in the Oregon legislature, served as Assistant to the Director of the first annual Rose Festival Airshow and was Director of Corporate Communications for a Portland aerospace firm. He left the latter position to found Air Art Northwest, a business specializing in the publication of historical fine art, research, writing and consulting.
Mr. Unander served as an elected City Councilor in Cornelius and on several appointed governmental boards in Washington County, including the Community Corrections Advisory Board and the Transportation Advisory Board. He has also served on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations, including Centro Cultural and the Simon Benson Fund. He was in the first graduating classes of Leadership Greater Hillsboro and the Washington County Sheriff's Department Citizen's Police Academy. A fluent Spanish speaker, he holds a B.A. in Political Science from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon and is currently serving on its Alumni Council and University Council. He also holds a postbaccalaureate degree in Latin American Studies from Portland State University.
Mr. Unander published a unique limited-edition of fine art lithographs in 2002 personally signed by the distinguished aviators of the Mexican Fighter Squadron 201, which conducted joint operations with the U.S. Army Air Force in the liberation of the Philippines during World War II. He is currently consulting on a documentary film about the unit and is completing a book about the Mexico-United States alliance in the Second World War and its impact on binational relations.