Tolson Agency, Inc. recently added Ben West to its real estate sales force.

West was born and raised in Osage County and spent most of his life furthering the education needs of children in the surrounding area.

He attended Oklahoma State University and earned a bachelor’s Ddegree in Education in 1975 and a master’s degree in education with emphasis in educational administration and supervision.

He started his education career at College High School in Bartlesville and after several years became vice principal and eventually principal. In April 1992, West accepted the position of assistant superintendent of the Pawhuska school system and eventually became superintendent. After six years, he retired from the Pawhuska school system. West is married to wife and best friend Linda. They have two daughters, Alana and Alexia, one grandson, Zander, and two sons-in-law.

West enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with his family. His love for Pawhuska is clear with his involvement with the Osage County Excise Board, Pawhuska Hospital Governing Board, Pawhuska Rotary Club, and his church the United Methodist Church of Pawhuska. West’s primary focus will be handling the Real Estate needs of the Pawhuska Area. He is interested in seeing our community grow and develop in the years to come.