Forrest was born in New Mexico but has lived, studied, and worked in Europe for thirteen years, currently as a doctoral student at Freie Universität Berlin. He holds an MA in German History from the University of Cardiff. Since visiting Berlin for the first time on a research trip, he married a native and settled down in the German capital. Over the years, Forrest has become passionate about Berlin’s abundant culture and delved into the museums, concert halls, art galleries, theaters, bars, bookstores, cabarets, cinemas, and cafes, savoring the international color and the diversity the city boasts. For him, Berlin is also a city of history: rich, complex, dark, looming, echoing with creativity and inspiration, and issuing a clear and dire warning for the ages. Besides sharing research with those on his tours from books, archives, and memorials, Forrest brings in the stories of Berliners themselves, many of them his in-laws and friends. Slowly, he is coming to feel that he is a part of this city’s story too, as Berlin continues to transform profoundly around him even during his short decade there. Forrest offers tours in both English and German and guides primarily in the Berlin area (including Potsdam and the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial), especially focusing on the Nazi regime and the Second World War (1933-1945), Berlin’s Jewish history, the Cold War and the years of division (1949-1990), art, architecture, or aspects of Berlin today.