Mr. Gomez was born and raised in Merced California, living there for most of his life. Growing up in the south side of town, Ernesto soon came to realize that life had more to offer than the status quo he experienced during his younger years up through high school. Mr. Gomez attended California State University, Stanislaus, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Corrections. Along the way, he also enrolled in Psychology and Sociology courses, which would lead him to be a very well-rounded individual capable of understanding people, their needs and motivations, with the added benefit of reaching a broader number of individuals since he is also fluent in Spanish.
This educational history, lead Mr. Gomez to work with the local High School District as a Gang, Drug, & Crisis Intervention Counselor from 2001 to 2006 where he excelled in saving teens and adults from suicide, gang life, and drug use. After a tragic loss in his personal family, Mr. Gomez totally changed gears and decided to go into the Real Estate and Finance world. Ernesto has been a Branch Manager and Sr. Mortgage Loan Originator of the Merced branch, operating his very own branch since 2017. Due to his dedication, professionalism and focus, Mr. Gomez has achieved Top Salesman of The Year Awards from 2007 to 2014. He has also received the President’s Award and/or President’s Club during 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Aside from Mr. Gomez’s career, he is currently a member of the Board of Director’s for Golden Valley Health Centers since February of 2016 and has served as the Treasurer since February of 2018. Mr. Gomez is also on the Board of Directors with the Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He is very active with Charitable causes, helping to sponsor and raise money for such entities as Young Professionals Network, the Miracle Children’s Network, Realtors of Merced County Christmas bike giveaways and Adopt a Family Sponsorships during the holidays, to name a few.
The impact Ernesto has made on other humans is evident. We at Tier One call this "The Ripple Effect" and are proud to know that even after years, sometimes decades, Mr. Gomez is sought out by parents and former students looking to him for life coaching and for additional Life Counseling. Ernesto has a way of connecting with these "at risk" individuals and truly cares for them when it's obvious not too many other people in their lives really care. Ernesto continues to have an open-door policy for any and all of his past students and reaches out to expand his influence to others. He truly exemplifies the "Tier One" spirit as his personal lifestyle emulates the Tier One mission statement. It's evident that he values relationships and goes the extra mile to help others become better people.
Mr. Gomez is a married man and a proud father of five children and one grandchild. Mr. Gomez and his entire family enjoy staying fit together and doing family activities. During his free time, when he is not helping others, Mr. Gomez enjoys staying active and is involved with snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, racquetball and his current passion of running Spartan Runs. We at "Tier One Tranquility Base" are proud to have him on our Team!