Forrest was raised in Chelsea, Alabama where he lived with his parents Rod and Kathy During. His father was a forester and a lumber broker. Forrest grew up an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoors man. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has a degree in Environmental Science and Health & Safety. Forrest joined National Land Realty in 2016.
Forrest currently lives in Fairhope, Alabama where he enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is an active member of Duck Unlimited, National Wild Turkey Federation and Coastal Conservation Association.