Forrest was born and raised through High School in the Bloomington, Minnesota area, the oldest of six children in his family. As soon as he was out of school, Forrest moved west to Oregon, first for college and then remaining there because he loved the ocean and the maritime atmosphere of the area. His children were born and attended their first years of school there.
Forrest discovered Sandpoint during that period, when he and his family came to visit friends who had recently bought property in the Gold Creek area. They were instantly smitten with the mountain and the lake and totally fell in love with the place as they were crossing the Long Bridge. (Sound familiar?)
Eventually, circumstances permitted them to move here and they've been here ever since. Their kids grew up and moved on to finish their educations elsewhere; but they have since moved back and started their own families in the area, recognizing what a pristine jewel of nature and recreation and wonderful, giving community Sandpoint offers.
Forrest worked for a local manufacturer for a number of years, starting when they were a small family operation and contributing to their growth into the international success that they are today. Fulfilling, challenging work, to be sure, but there was something missing. Forrest realized that he wanted to share this wonderful place and all its opportunities with others - whether to live here and raise their families in the midst of nature, as he did, or to enjoy all the recreational options on a part-time basis.
About 15 years ago, Forrest made the big decision to change careers and become a Realtor and he's never looked back! Forrest's goal is to share his enthusiasm and appreciation for this wonderful place with you, and to help you fulfill your dreams in this wonderful community. Welcome to your IdaHome!