A veteran Wyoming award-winning journalist, Ernie has worked in print, radio, social media and public relations positions in his career while also pursuing public service. An elected trustee of Central Wyoming College, Ernie also serves as the current President of the Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees. Over has also been active in the Rotary Club of Lander and is a past president of the club; He served two terms on the Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources Commission and was chairman of that group for eight of his 10 years of service there. Ernie was on the founding board of directors and is a past president of the Wind River Heritage Center Museum. He is a former Riverton Citizen of the Year and the former President and board member of Leadership Fremont County. He served on the board of directors of the Wyoming Press Association and is a former president and board member of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers. He was named an Outstanding Chapter Member of the Wyoming Chapter, National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame where he is a board member, and he was named an Outstanding Alumni of Central Wyoming College. Currently Ernie is a member of the Fremont Air Service Team (FAST) and the chairman of the Fremont County Library Foundation. He works at home University of Wyoming football games on the Athletic Department’s statistics team. He is a past recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Journalist of the Year and has won numerous writing and broadcasting honors from the Wyoming Press Association and the Wyoming Association of Broadcasters.