Wes Woodland

award-winning storyteller / adventurer / family man

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I am passionate about crafting stories with "take away", working hard and creating content that connects people. I have the honor of being credited with over two thousand (2,000) hours of network tv, cable and film, 4 Emmy® nominations, one Primetime win, a Golden Marble Award and several other accolades. People say I have a gift of finding the essence of a good story and delivering it in a simple, engaging way. For over 13 seasons, I was proud that my story contributions connected with millions of television viewers on the most watched daytime talk show, Dr. Phil. 

This website has some samples of my work. Not a lot because of privacy issues with the studios and broadcast networks. I am based in Auburn, California and taking new clients who value quality and compassion. If you would like to open up a discussion, ObscureMyEmail. Serious inquires only.

To be continued… WW
“Imitation is suicide.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
“This above all: to thine own self be true.”
-William Shakespeare
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
-Dr. Seuss
“Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.”
-Dodinsky
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”
Kurt Cobain
“To find yourself, think for yourself.”
-Socrates
“Where’s your will to be weird?”
-Jim Morrison
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Rattlesnake Bar at Folsom Lake.  What a view.  Water low and quiet.  Exploring the area makes me imagine Richard Barter and the Pirates of Placer.  #History #SierraGold

Rattlesnake Bar at Folsom Lake. What a view. Water low and quiet. Exploring the area makes me imagine Richard Barter and the Pirates of Placer. #History #SierraGold

Hey @pacificgasandelectric - why don’t you dig a ditch.  Hey @att - why don’t you bring us fiber?  #PeopleFirst

Hey @pacificgasandelectric - why don’t you dig a ditch. Hey @att - why don’t you bring us fiber? #PeopleFirst

After voting today, I hit the trail.

After voting today, I hit the trail.

Fall is here and the colors are changing, leaves falling and life on the trail is always amazing.  #OptOutside #HikeMore #StressLess #PlacerLife

Fall is here and the colors are changing, leaves falling and life on the trail is always amazing. #OptOutside #HikeMore #StressLess #PlacerLife

Sunset from the driveway.  Magical time of year in California. 🙌👊🙏🏻👍

Sunset from the driveway. Magical time of year in California. 🙌👊🙏🏻👍

Not often you get to hang out with the Earp brothers.  #Tombstone #VirgilEarp #WyattEarp #Gunslingers

Not often you get to hang out with the Earp brothers. #Tombstone #VirgilEarp #WyattEarp #Gunslingers

Selfie from today’s monster hike down to North Fork of the American.  #giddy #sierragold #str8up

Selfie from today’s monster hike down to North Fork of the American. #giddy #sierragold #str8up

Sunset over Tent city in Webelos village at Scout Expo 2018.  Day one complete. #HowTheWestWasFun #Den7 Thanks for the memories.

Sunset over Tent city in Webelos village at Scout Expo 2018. Day one complete. #HowTheWestWasFun #Den7 Thanks for the memories.

Passing 9th Street and on the road home 🙌👉👍

Passing 9th Street and on the road home 🙌👉👍

Apple season coming to a close.  On the farm, we have many fruit trees, and we are grateful for our apple trees.  We pick on Sunday’s and dehydrate them for the girls lunches during the school week.  Plus, they make a great snack.  After almost six weeks of picking and eating our Golden’s and Gala’s - they finish their cycle for the year.  Sad.  But mandarin season is next.  We love the cycle of life.  It’s been a transition for the family moving back to the family farm and getting grounded in reality.  For me, it’s always been about being a creator and not a consumer.  Grow food - eat.  Make videos - 💰. It’s all about creating and growing.  I love you all.  I miss my friend Ty who passed away on Friday.  He was the most talented Chef I ever knew and a pillar to my hometown community of Auburn, CA  @visitauburnca and the local high school, Placer Hillmen.  RIP Ty.  You are missed.
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Apple season coming to a close. On the farm, we have many fruit trees, and we are grateful for our apple trees. We pick on Sunday’s and dehydrate them for the girls lunches during the school week. Plus, they make a great snack. After almost six weeks of picking and eating our Golden’s and Gala’s - they finish their cycle for the year. Sad. But mandarin season is next. We love the cycle of life. It’s been a transition for the family moving back to the family farm and getting grounded in reality. For me, it’s always been about being a creator and not a consumer. Grow food - eat. Make videos - 💰. It’s all about creating and growing. I love you all. I miss my friend Ty who passed away on Friday. He was the most talented Chef I ever knew and a pillar to my hometown community of Auburn, CA @visitauburnca and the local high school, Placer Hillmen. RIP Ty. You are missed. • #RIPTY

Another golden sunset in California.
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#HomeOrBust 
#EditorsLife 
#CA💚

Another golden sunset in California. • #HomeOrBust #EditorsLife #CA💚

Mr. Buckets doing last pan for the day on the North Fork with Chris Baldwin. 
#NineMileMiners
#PansandHands #SierraGold

Mr. Buckets doing last pan for the day on the North Fork with Chris Baldwin. #NineMileMiners #PansandHands #SierraGold

Amazing day exploring old gold miners toll route into Colfax with Eric Elmore and Chris Baldwin.  #Miners #Panners #Adventurers #PlacerLife

Amazing day exploring old gold miners toll route into Colfax with Eric Elmore and Chris Baldwin. #Miners #Panners #Adventurers #PlacerLife

Tech nerd alert!  Thank you @glidegear and your TelePrompTer set-up.  Works amazing!  I love it, clients gonna love it and make them look like rockstars.  @canonusa C200 paired with @sigmaphoto 18-35 f1.8 at about 22mm paired with iPad and TelePrompTer Premium app atop @sachtlersystems DV14 fluid head and legs.  @dracast light on @manfrottoimaginemore ballhead and arm.
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#HelpingClientsCreate
#MagicMachine 
#CanonUSA 
#CanonC200
#GlideGear100
#Sachtler
#ShureKSM32 
#Str8upStudios 
#VideoServices
#GearGeek 
#LookLikeaPro
#DoDifferent

Tech nerd alert! Thank you @glidegear and your TelePrompTer set-up. Works amazing! I love it, clients gonna love it and make them look like rockstars. @canonusa C200 paired with @sigmaphoto 18-35 f1.8 at about 22mm paired with iPad and TelePrompTer Premium app atop @sachtlersystems DV14 fluid head and legs. @dracast light on @manfrottoimaginemore ballhead and arm. • • • #HelpingClientsCreate #MagicMachine #CanonUSA #CanonC200 #GlideGear100 #Sachtler #ShureKSM32 #Str8upStudios #VideoServices #GearGeek #LookLikeaPro #DoDifferent

RAINBOWS at sunset on the property. #amazing #happydance #rainbow #auburnca #placercounty •
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RAINBOWS at sunset on the property. #amazing #happydance #rainbow #auburnca #placercounty • • • #SOAMAZING

This is one of my favorite days - and this shirt brings back so many memories!  Got this when @mike_bibby_10 got the pass from @realchriswebber and sank the shot to put my @sacramentokings up against the dreaded @losangeleslakers Today, albeit pre-season, the journey continues and I support my team (since 1985). GoKings! “Beat LA.” •
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Let’s go @hgiiizzle @swipathefox @buddylove242 @thewilliecauleystein @mb3five @fmason0 •
#SacKings #DieHarderFan #BeatLA #NorCalGangstas #Royalty

This is one of my favorite days - and this shirt brings back so many memories! Got this when @mike_bibby_10 got the pass from @realchriswebber and sank the shot to put my @sacramentokings up against the dreaded @losangeleslakers Today, albeit pre-season, the journey continues and I support my team (since 1985). GoKings! “Beat LA.” • • • Let’s go @hgiiizzle @swipathefox @buddylove242 @thewilliecauleystein @mb3five @fmason0 • #SacKings #DieHarderFan #BeatLA #NorCalGangstas #Royalty

Brought some of my little photo buddies today to capture footage for new project.  This is Manny and Gomez.  Weather is amazing and clouds surreal.  Timelapse with the Canon M50 is gonna drop right in the edit.  #CanonUSA #GoPro #FeijuG6 #Hwy49 #NoHandsBridge #Filmmaker #Documentary #PBS #photoguy
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#visitcalifornia #california #placerlife #placercounty #film #canonm50 #gopro #smalltownamerica #americanriver #auburnca #foresthillca #eldoradocounty #quarryroad #goldcountry #sierragold #weswoodlandfilms #wes67 #Str8upStudios #america #usa #optoutside #timelapse

Brought some of my little photo buddies today to capture footage for new project. This is Manny and Gomez. Weather is amazing and clouds surreal. Timelapse with the Canon M50 is gonna drop right in the edit. #CanonUSA #GoPro #FeijuG6 #Hwy49 #NoHandsBridge #Filmmaker #Documentary #PBS #photoguy • • • #visitcalifornia #california #placerlife #placercounty #film #canonm50 #gopro #smalltownamerica #americanriver #auburnca #foresthillca #eldoradocounty #quarryroad #goldcountry #sierragold #weswoodlandfilms #wes67 #Str8upStudios #america #usa #optoutside #timelapse

I just love this view from the Cool side of the canyon.  I know I just finished a very steep mile climb.  Gr8ful.  #Hike

I just love this view from the Cool side of the canyon. I know I just finished a very steep mile climb. Gr8ful. #Hike

Oakland Raider legend - Lester Hayes signing autographs at Bell Rd. Safeway.  Small town miracles.  I remember all the pine tar he used to wear.  Those were the days.

Oakland Raider legend - Lester Hayes signing autographs at Bell Rd. Safeway. Small town miracles. I remember all the pine tar he used to wear. Those were the days.

Just out the front door on the farm.  Deer and wild turkeys grazing in the pasture.  #PlacerLife #Farm #Gooble

Just out the front door on the farm. Deer and wild turkeys grazing in the pasture. #PlacerLife #Farm #Gooble

So delicious.  #BestChiliCheeseDogs #WeinerWorks #AuburnCA #PlacerLife

So delicious. #BestChiliCheeseDogs #WeinerWorks #AuburnCA #PlacerLife

Local wild turkeys coming through the arena - doing their turkey thang.  #GoobleGooble #farmhouse #naturewins

Local wild turkeys coming through the arena - doing their turkey thang. #GoobleGooble #farmhouse #naturewins

I love you Billy.  #WhiteWedding

I love you Billy. #WhiteWedding

Clouds rolling in and fall is here.  Look out there... hydralic mining at its deadliest.  This is Michigan Bluff, a gold rush town.  Pic from yesterdays shoot on Western States Trail for new show.  GOLD fever is here.

Clouds rolling in and fall is here. Look out there... hydralic mining at its deadliest. This is Michigan Bluff, a gold rush town. Pic from yesterdays shoot on Western States Trail for new show. GOLD fever is here.

Inside hydralic pipe from gold rush yesterday on the Western States Trail near Michigan Bluff.  So hope people like my new Sierra Gold project.  I'm working hard to make it cool.  Mo's story is worth you and my time. #BTS #SierraGold #WesWoodland

Inside hydralic pipe from gold rush yesterday on the Western States Trail near Michigan Bluff. So hope people like my new Sierra Gold project. I'm working hard to make it cool. Mo's story is worth you and my time. #BTS #SierraGold #WesWoodland

Always a great day to get out on the Western States Trail.  Clouds were perfect as was the weather.  Can't wait to get back and ride KLR through here.  #deadwood

Always a great day to get out on the Western States Trail. Clouds were perfect as was the weather. Can't wait to get back and ride KLR through here. #deadwood

Sledgehammer!

#DMB #Tahoe

Sledgehammer! #DMB #Tahoe

Happy Labor Day to you all.  Old, young, gay, straight, Jew, Protestant, let today wave in your favor. #USA #AmericanFlag #Plotograph #SierraGold #Wes67 #ventura

Happy Labor Day to you all. Old, young, gay, straight, Jew, Protestant, let today wave in your favor. #USA #AmericanFlag #Plotograph #SierraGold #Wes67 #ventura

The locals are checking me out at school pick up today.  #Wacky #DuckDuckGoose

The locals are checking me out at school pick up today. #Wacky #DuckDuckGoose

On the rails - awaiting entry into the Empire Mine Main Shaft.  Gold history is blowing my mind.  It's a race to meet the surviving miners and document their stories.  #SierraGold

On the rails - awaiting entry into the Empire Mine Main Shaft. Gold history is blowing my mind. It's a race to meet the surviving miners and document their stories. #SierraGold

River cats know how to do fireworks and win some baseball.  Star Wars night a success.  Rivercats win 4-0.

River cats know how to do fireworks and win some baseball. Star Wars night a success. Rivercats win 4-0.

Shannon and Newcastle Elementary and Charter choir singing National Anthem at Sacramento Rivercats game vs. Las Vegas 51s.  Go Cats!  This is our first time.  Kaylee joined in and sang too.

Shannon and Newcastle Elementary and Charter choir singing National Anthem at Sacramento Rivercats game vs. Las Vegas 51s. Go Cats! This is our first time. Kaylee joined in and sang too.

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