Mike West obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Marietta College. Prior to joining The Forker Company in 1995, Mike owned his own business from 1987 to 1995. He obtained his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from The American College. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Zanesville Country Club Board of Directors, past member of the Muskingum County Community Foundation Council, and is a member of Grace United Methodist Church. Mike resides in Zanesville his wife, Paula. They have two sons, Brett and Ryan and three granddaughters.