Ernie Pepel

Associate Financial Advisor / Information Technology

Ernie Pepel grew up in Lonsdale, MN and enjoyed spending time helping his dad work on cars and riding around on just about anything motorized. He graduated from New Prague High School and went on to study and complete a training program in IT networking and PC repair at Sanford-Brown College in Mendota Heights.

Ernie couldn’t resist his affection for cars and started a career as an automotive technician. While working as an automotive tech for 20 years, he developed a passion for stocks and investing as he started building retirement and education plans for his family. His interest in investing, along with an affinity for helping people, ultimately lead him to a career in financial advice. He received a certification for Financial Educational Instructor from the National Financial Educators Council in 2019. After a time as a client of Mike’s and then also working part time for him in 2019, he passed his series 65 exam in March of 2020 and became a licensed Investment Advisor Representative for Michael Traxler Wealth Management, LLC.

Ernie is now a full-time associate advisor in conjunction with Mike Traxler and he also supports the IT efforts at Michael Traxler Wealth Management. Ernie and his wife, Sara, have lived in New Prague for the last 15 years. In 2015, they were blessed with the birth of their twins Ethan and Reagan who keep them very busy. Sara works as a nurse at the Mayo hospital in New Prague. They have been active members of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Veseli since 2007.

Phone 952-758-8060