Ernie started with Country Stampede in 2001 joining campground security. During this time he functioned as security and then as a Supervisor. In 2010 he was appointed Campground Security Manager. Originally from Rhode Island Ernie Made his way to Ft Riley in the US Army where he met his future wife Cindy and they were married in 1971. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grand child.
Ernie enjoys the camaraderie of seeing old friends each year along with new generations of families starting their own annual Country Stampede adventure. Ernie is also proud of his returning team each year to provide a safe environment for all to enjoy this wonderful experience.