Mike Forrest was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico. In 1980, Forrest graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s in University Studies. In 1985, Mike moved to Odessa where he opened up Forrest Tire, a fourth generation family owned business. Forrest Tire employs 72 individuals and provides an array of services from brake shocks and alignment, to tire sales and services. Its company mission is to “provide great service at a fair price.”
Forrest has served on the board for Grow Odessa, the Odessa Youth Baseball Association, and currently serves on the FUMC Advisory Board. Forrest was born into the business. In addition to being the owner and founder of Forrest Tires, he is also the owner of Fabco Industries in Odessa, the Marriot Fairfield and La Quinta Inn of Carlsbad, and a partner for the Mesquite SWD Inc. Oil Wells and Leases in Texas. Forrest is and wife Jo has been married for 36 years. Together they have three children: Michael, Lee, and Ross. Mike has six grandchildren.