Forest Hamilton was literally delivered into his father’s hands. When the midwife was late in arriving, David Hamilton had to find a way to bring his boy into this world. Through fear, uncertainty, and an umbilical cord wrapped around his son’s neck, he found a way. Raised without running water or electricity into his teens, Forest followed his father’s example and continued to persevere. His father taught him to be the hardest worker on the farm, the the most competitive athlete on the field, and the most dedicated student in the classroom. This work ethic, coupled with his mother’s consistently encouraging ways, helped him find his way to Texas to play baseball and work on his business major at Lamar University.
Forest Hamilton is now an Assistant Director of Universal Coin and Bullion, Ltd. in Beaumont, Texas. He has held many positions in his nearly 15 year career with UCB, one of the world’s largest gold, silver, and rare coin investment firms. Beginning his career at UCB as a teenager, Forest has been awarded numerous honors for sales, teamwork, and customer service on his way to becoming an invaluable resource in every department. He has trained well over a hundred salesmen, customer service representatives, and managers helping propel his organization from a million dollar a year business into a multi-national, award winning, 100 million dollar a year industry leader.
Forest is also a partner and co-founder of David Hamilton Winery, LLP in Mt. Vernon, Oregon. This family run winery specializes in organic fruit wines of the Northwest. He truly enjoys working with his family in the acquisition, production, distribution, marketing and drinking of their unique wines.
Forest and the love of his life, Stormy, have two beautiful daughters, Taylin and Tinsley. He is a dedicated husband and father and applies the same passion to his personal life that he does in his business life.