is a Certified Access Specialist in addition to an International Code Council Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner. He is currently the accessibility program manager for PM Design Group, a Santa Rosa architecture firm, and comes from a background overseeing architectural projects in the private sector including fueling, restaurants and retail. Prior, Wuethrich was a project manager for a landscape architecture firm designing public parks and lands.
In 2017, Ernest was selected to be the CASp representative for the Access Code Collaborative (ACC). The Division of the State Architect established the ACC, a diverse 14 person panel, that provides input and feedback to the DSA on proposed amendments to California Building Code (CBC) Chapter 11B regulations affecting individuals with disabilities.
Throughout his career, Ernest has gained a wide variety of experience in the design industry and has become an advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.