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To continue as a prosperous
corporation through excellence
in education and management,
to benefit Shareholders thereby
strengthening Unangan culture,
and to become the premier village
NEW BOARD MEMBER
Brian D. Rankin
Q. Where did you grow up? Where do you live now?
A. I have lived my whole life in Unalaska. My mom, AB
Rankin, raised us here, and now I am raising my family
on the island. It’s a great, close-knit community.
Q. Do you have a family?
A. I am married, and my wife Sarah and I are raising our
daughters: Abbygale and Anastasia. Growing up in
Unalaska is pretty special, and I am proud the girls
have experienced it!
Q. Do you practice subsistence or other traditions?
A. Yes – I enjoy fishing for salmon, halibut and crab. I have
never fished commercially, but my daughters, especially
the youngest (Anastasia), like to go out on the boat
and help catch fish. She’s pretty much my skipper!
Our family also has a lot of fun picking berries in the
summer, and I like to hunt for Ptarmigan and duck
Q. What do you do for a living?
A. Even when I was little, I loved playing with Tonka
trucks and toy bulldozers in the back yard – so it
seemed natural for me to become a licensed heavy
equipment operator. I have worked for the City of
Unalaska since 1998, helping maintain the roads
throughout the year running loaders dozers and
graders. I also work with a local company, Northern
Alaska Contractors, in their quarry (an OC-owned
property), helping maintain the operations yard,
grading and occasionally driving trucks.
I served as a member of the Unalaska Volunteer Fire
Department for over 20 years and helped found
the Alaska State Firefighters Association’s Unalaska
Chapter, and I’m a Life Member of the Alaska State
Firefighters Association. I am also a proud member of
the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
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