Dr. Forest is a second generation chiropractor. His father, Dale Forest graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1955. Three of the sons followed him into the profession. All three brothers also attended Palmer College.
Dr. Steven Forest graduated in 1979 and worked with his brother in practice until 1984. He established an office in Fremont in 1984 and later purchased the office in Alameda from his older brother. Since 1990 he has operated both locations.
Dr. Forest resides in Pleasanton with his wife Tori and daughter Esther. He has two adult sons, Aaron and Brian.
His hobby is running. Dr. Forest completed his 4th Honolulu Marathon in December 2002.