The Authors of the Oregon Encyclopedia

  • Sig Unander is a professional communicator and fourth-generation Oregonian who has worked around the United States in broadcast and print journalism. In Portland, he was a public relations manager, communications consultant, magazine editor, film documentary producer, and author of many newspaper and magazine articles and editorials. He has performed extensive service as an elected and appointed official and on nonprofit boards. He holds degrees in Political Science and Latin American Studies and is fluent in Spanish. He has lectured at universities, museums, libraries and other organizations and has a popular series of speaking programs. His website is: