Ernie is a second generation San Diego native. He attended the University of San Diego High School and is a graduate of the University of Redlands with a degree in Business Administration. Since 1980, he has enjoyed a long-standing career in the insurance industry in San Diego, serving on many advisors boards with multiple insurance companies and industry related organizations.
Over the years, Ernie has served various non-profit organizations in San Diego and is very active in his faith community. He enjoys getting out and cycling whenever he can.