Cary Stephens, Vice President

Cary Stephens grew up in Reno Nevada and moved to Oregon in 1987 to attend University of Oregon for undergrad.  Upon graduation in 1991 (B.A. in Political Science) he married Lori Stephens, a native Oregonian.  Lori is the owner and principal of Broadleaf Architecture PC. Cary began his law practice in 1995 after graduating from the University of Oregon, School of Law, moving to Corvallis soon thereafter to join Fenner Barnhisel Willis & Barlow, PC as an associate.  He is currently a shareholder in the same firm, now named Barnhisel Willis Barlow & Stephens, PC.  His practice emphasizes environmental law, land use, construction law, real property disputes, business law and general civil litigation in state and federal court. Cary served on the Downtown Corvallis Association Board from 2003 to 2010 (President from 2005 to 2006).  He served as a member of Citizens Open Space Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2006 (Chair from 2000-2005). Cary was a board member of the Greenbelt Land Trust from 1998 to 2003 and again from 2005 to 2010 (Vice President from 1999 to 2001 and 2005 to 2007, President from 2002 to 2003 and 2008 to 2010).  He is the race director of the Greenbelt’s Run for the Hills which began in 2007 and continues annually to raise funds for local trail building efforts.  Cary is an avid trail runner, nature lover, sea kayaker, and cyclist.