He is a Certified Family Therapist, and an internationally certified Addiction and Drug Counselor. Ernest is also a Professional Member of the American Counselors Association, and the American Psychological Association.
Ernest has worked in a variety of human services environments, including Corrections, Probation & Parole, the Drug Treatment Court, and therapeutic communities, where he honed his addiction counseling and recovery skills. He has also continued his private practice work at The Counseling Center, which focuses on family-related work, specifically pre-marital, family counseling, divorce recovery and co-parenting.
Ernest is the Pastor of New Life Church of the Nazarene, a post he assumed in 1999.
He loves the beautiful game of soccer, and is an avid supporter of youth soccer programmes. Ernest has been married for 18 years, and has four children.