Ehren Mcghehey was born on November 29, 1976 in McMinnville, Oregon. He grew up in a mortuary, and his father Ken was known around town as "the fishin' mortician". He graduated from McMinnville High School in 1995. Ehren is very religious; he describes himself as "having a close relationship with God". He owns Valley Snow, Skate and Surf, a board shop in his hometown of McMinnville.