Ernie is a charter member of St Charles Singers. He was there at the beginning. Ernie says that he was raised in Dekalb, Illinois and studied viola until he reached college when he switched to vocal studies.
He is a graduate of Carthage College with a bachelors degree in History and Music.
Ernie owns Castle Keep which sells Militaria and he is also Educator at Naperville Settlement in Naperville, Illinois.
Ernie is a Festive Singer during the holiday seasons and he is also a long term member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church Choir. His favorite composers and music changes with what the St Charles Singers are singing. When he isn't doing music he enjoys historic reenacting in several historic time periods.
Ernie is husband to Debbie, married in 1983 and they are parents to Tiffany who lives in St. Charles and to Erik who is a Captain in the U.S. Army.