John Sorlie is an attorney at the law firm of Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis where he has worked for the last 29 years. His law practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, and probate. He also assists clients with buying, selling, forming and financing businesses, and with legal and tax issues associated with real estate transactions and commercial leasing.

John received his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He received his bachelor’s degree in Geology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. In addition to his many professional associations, John is also involved with many community organizations. He was recently the president of his Rotary Club – Mt. Bachelor Rotary. He
previously served on the Board of Directors for Bethlehem Inn – a residential shelter serving the homeless in Bend. He recently served for 6 years on the Board of Directors for the region’s primary economic development organization, Economic Development for Central Oregon. He was the past Chairman of the Cascade Cycling Classic, and a former Member of the Board of Directors for the Bend Park and Recreation Foundation, and a former Chairman of the Deschutes County Solid Waste Advisory Committee. He is also a graduate of the Leadership Bend program through the Bend Chamber of Commerce.

John is an avid cyclist, backcountry skier, and nordic skier. He gravitated to gravel riding after spending 20 years racing his road and mountain bike. He has participated in numerous stage and one day races throughout Oregon in his racing career. He also participated in the Haute Route Alps race in Southern France – which is a multi-day timed stage race that traversed the Alps from Geneva to Nice. Retired from racing, he now enjoys riding the gravel roads around Bend.

His favorite route is Oktoberfest because of its proximity to home. He also does a European bike trip once a year to ride the famous alpine climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees. When he’s not riding his bike or skiing, he plays guitar in the band “Almost.” You can see them at various bars and food lots in Central Oregon. His wife Nancy is a physical therapist and they
have three children (Abby, Walker, and Jack).