San Antonio Native, Ernest family is from the inner West side of SA. His family moved to the hill country in middle school and he graduated from Medina Valley HS. From there he ended up getting his BA in psychology the University of Northern Iowa. Moving back to TX he married his college sweet heart and bought a small price of property in Castroville TX. Working for the State as a case manager he left that field to pursue a career in the mobile home industry. Here he realized where he could really utilize his passion for helping others. Here he saw the value of helping providing a need for those looking for help. After roughly 5 years in that industry he was given the opportunity to pursue another helping not just families but the environment. Here has seen a direct impact of what helping families have more control of their finances can do for a household with a direct relationship of long term benefits of what solar can do for where we live. Working for SHIELD he lives close to the PEARL as a home owner waiting to get his own project started to live by example for what he believes in.