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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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.

Hanging with my man, Igor.  #BostonTerrier #PoopHappens

Hanging with my man, Igor. #BostonTerrier #PoopHappens

The Grapes of Summers' Wrath.  #FollowTheLines #PhotoNerd #MoreWine #I5Northbound

The Grapes of Summers' Wrath. #FollowTheLines #PhotoNerd #MoreWine #I5Northbound

Got the Pony out today.  Dusted her off and gonna take her for a ride.  #Mustang #Ford #Wes67

Got the Pony out today. Dusted her off and gonna take her for a ride. #Mustang #Ford #Wes67

Here's to pie in your eye.  #SierraGold #GoldMinerPie

Here's to pie in your eye. #SierraGold #GoldMinerPie

Smokey sunsets continue.  Can't wait for it to clear out and cool down. 👉🙌

Smokey sunsets continue. Can't wait for it to clear out and cool down. 👉🙌

Working beach selfie by Kaylee.  #CanonC200 #C200 #70-200mm #Manfrotto

Working beach selfie by Kaylee. #CanonC200 #C200 #70-200mm #Manfrotto

Day 1 - Ventura Fair aglow at night.  #AboveArt #MavicPro #InstaCoolPhoto #Wes67 #Photography #VenturaCA #VenturaFair2018 #Colors #FerrisWheel #VenturaCounty #VenturaCountyFair

Day 1 - Ventura Fair aglow at night. #AboveArt #MavicPro #InstaCoolPhoto #Wes67 #Photography #VenturaCA #VenturaFair2018 #Colors #FerrisWheel #VenturaCounty #VenturaCountyFair

Eye see you. 🤘🏼

Eye see you. 🤘🏼

Pedaled up #above Ventura today and found this... #14miles #venturaCA #ABOVEart #filmmaker #wes67

Pedaled up #above Ventura today and found this... #14miles #venturaCA #ABOVEart #filmmaker #wes67

New wheels.  Huffy cruiser.  It was cheaper to buy a used bike then rent for a day at the beach.  Now, Ezra has a cool ride at the Ventura pad and I get to use it when I'm here.  Gotta have a beach cruiser at the beach.  Thanks Gary for the deal and keep restoring these gems.  #BeachLife #VenturaCA #HuffyCruiser

New wheels. Huffy cruiser. It was cheaper to buy a used bike then rent for a day at the beach. Now, Ezra has a cool ride at the Ventura pad and I get to use it when I'm here. Gotta have a beach cruiser at the beach. Thanks Gary for the deal and keep restoring these gems. #BeachLife #VenturaCA #HuffyCruiser

Seagulls rock (literally). This is my favorite image so far on my #VenturaCA trip with girls.  #CampWeek #DorthySkipper #GoPro6

Seagulls rock (literally). This is my favorite image so far on my #VenturaCA trip with girls. #CampWeek #DorthySkipper #GoPro6

Dead wood shelter.  Ventura Beach.  #GoldenCalifornia #VenturaFair #FamilyFirst

Dead wood shelter. Ventura Beach. #GoldenCalifornia #VenturaFair #FamilyFirst

New rig.  This is the bomb.  GoPro6 with audio adapter and Rode Mic balanced on FeiyuTech G6.  I learned the audio is no bueno without the mic.  G6 motors though very quite are picked up by the GoPro.  Now, audio is usable and clean.  #CameraHacks #ElectricalTape #Feiyu #GoPro6 #RodeMic #CamHacks #StoryIsKing #InstaAudio #SmallRigShoeMount

New rig. This is the bomb. GoPro6 with audio adapter and Rode Mic balanced on FeiyuTech G6. I learned the audio is no bueno without the mic. G6 motors though very quite are picked up by the GoPro. Now, audio is usable and clean. #CameraHacks #ElectricalTape #Feiyu #GoPro6 #RodeMic #CamHacks #StoryIsKing #InstaAudio #SmallRigShoeMount

Hello Ventura sunset.  Family time.  Girls in camps all week.  #create

Hello Ventura sunset. Family time. Girls in camps all week. #create

Blackberry pickers.  Time to jam.  #FarmLife

Blackberry pickers. Time to jam. #FarmLife

Amazing new show in post on the Avid with transcription just finished.  15 pages of notes from 47 minute stringout of usable story filmed at Bootleggers in Old Town Auburn with Mo Bartley discussing ultra running, the challenges of racing Western States 100 Mile Run and representing Team USA.  My process is to layout the meat of a great story, transcribe by hand in real time, non-stop while playing the whole show back with timecode notes.  You write down what resonates with what you think will play.  Redline and cut cut cut!  Can't wait to share this women's journey.  Listen and learn from a true champion.  #MoBartley #WSER100 #SierraGold #MediaComposer #Str8upStudios #AuburnCA

Amazing new show in post on the Avid with transcription just finished. 15 pages of notes from 47 minute stringout of usable story filmed at Bootleggers in Old Town Auburn with Mo Bartley discussing ultra running, the challenges of racing Western States 100 Mile Run and representing Team USA. My process is to layout the meat of a great story, transcribe by hand in real time, non-stop while playing the whole show back with timecode notes. You write down what resonates with what you think will play. Redline and cut cut cut! Can't wait to share this women's journey. Listen and learn from a true champion. #MoBartley #WSER100 #SierraGold #MediaComposer #Str8upStudios #AuburnCA

The Milky Way Galaxy thru the trees from Quaking Aspen Campground.  #Sequoias #Astrophotography #SierraGold

The Milky Way Galaxy thru the trees from Quaking Aspen Campground. #Sequoias #Astrophotography #SierraGold

The girls do not want to go to bed tonight.  Hanging on the rafters.  Coup life.  Eggs are coming!  Organic living with our girls on the farm.  #ChicksRock

The girls do not want to go to bed tonight. Hanging on the rafters. Coup life. Eggs are coming! Organic living with our girls on the farm. #ChicksRock

SIERRA GOLD radio continues with old timer Shannon Woodland, owner of The Lite Barn in North Auburn, California.  Episode 04 was recorded July 21, 2018 and hosted by Wes Woodland on KAHI Radio - The Voice of the Foothills.  We discuss a hidden treasure of the Sierras and Shannon's Lite Barn.  Antique lighting, gas lighting and one man's passion to light up your home.  From high end designers to local lighting repairs, Shannon is a one of a kind treasure in Placer County. 
Sierra Gold radio is part of Sierra Gold New Media Series in production with Str8UP Studios and executive produced by Wes Woodland.  Follow along and learn about all things amazing in the Sierras. 
Video:  https://youtu.be/k-3E57cs-Jc

You can find The Lite Barn online at www.TheLiteBarn.com or to schedule an appointment, you can reach Shannon at 530-823-2490.

SIERRA GOLD radio continues with old timer Shannon Woodland, owner of The Lite Barn in North Auburn, California. Episode 04 was recorded July 21, 2018 and hosted by Wes Woodland on KAHI Radio - The Voice of the Foothills. We discuss a hidden treasure of the Sierras and Shannon's Lite Barn. Antique lighting, gas lighting and one man's passion to light up your home. From high end designers to local lighting repairs, Shannon is a one of a kind treasure in Placer County. Sierra Gold radio is part of Sierra Gold New Media Series in production with Str8UP Studios and executive produced by Wes Woodland. Follow along and learn about all things amazing in the Sierras. Video: https://youtu.be/k-3E57cs-Jc You can find The Lite Barn online at www.TheLiteBarn.com or to schedule an appointment, you can reach Shannon at 530-823-2490.

This weekend was a splashing success - get it pun.  Araz dropping into the South Fork of the Middle Fork of Tule River.  Year 7 camping out with our LA friends.  It's been amazing to watch the kids grow up and become real people.  So proud that the tradition continues.  Thank you Prakash and Araz on the location (Quaking Aspen) in Sequoia National Park.  Thank you to the amazing lady who shared a local Camp Nelson swimming hole.  Magical.  It sucked hugging them good bye this morning.  They go south.  We go north.  But we will meet again soon.  As Myra said, "Days are long and years short." Until next time.  #CampMoreStressLess #OffGrid2018 #Memories4ever

This weekend was a splashing success - get it pun. Araz dropping into the South Fork of the Middle Fork of Tule River. Year 7 camping out with our LA friends. It's been amazing to watch the kids grow up and become real people. So proud that the tradition continues. Thank you Prakash and Araz on the location (Quaking Aspen) in Sequoia National Park. Thank you to the amazing lady who shared a local Camp Nelson swimming hole. Magical. It sucked hugging them good bye this morning. They go south. We go north. But we will meet again soon. As Myra said, "Days are long and years short." Until next time. #CampMoreStressLess #OffGrid2018 #Memories4ever

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