Forrest Mitchell

Director of First Impressions


Forrest received his Bachelor of the Arts in Ethnomusicology and Jazz Drums Performance while minoring in Music Business.


Forrest grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where he developed a strong passion for music. He started playing drums at the age of 10 and immediately joined his middle school jazz band.

Forrest’s love for music only grew during his years at Berkeley High School where he played several national jazz festivals and participated in a European tour. Forrest then studied Ethnomusicology, jazz, and music business at UCLA. During his time there he played in multiple groups ranging in style from Jazz, to hip hop, to pop. Since then, Forrest has toured in Macedonia and Kosovo, made several TV appearances, and worked as the studio manager at Atlantic Records Hollywood.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Forrest is a member of the band Wake the Wild.
  • Forrest loves cars and can be often found working on his various car projects.
  • Forrest was a childhood actor and could be seen in many national TV commercials including Merrill Lynch, STARZ, IBM, and more.