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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North Auburn gangsta.

North Auburn gangsta.

Golden California sunset from the patio...

Golden California sunset from the patio...

Happy summer you all.  Hope your pedaling through Friday and into the weekend.  Love your local park.  One girl stoked, one girl “achey”. Too bad.  Let’s ride.  Power through it.  #bikeday

Happy summer you all. Hope your pedaling through Friday and into the weekend. Love your local park. One girl stoked, one girl “achey”. Too bad. Let’s ride. Power through it. #bikeday

Today was poppin!

Today was poppin!

Pack 57 marching in the 4th of July Parade.  If you’re at the fairgrounds, stop by and support the scouts by purchasing a delicious Root Beer Float for 5 buckaroos.  And I must say, generous portions and delicious.

Pack 57 marching in the 4th of July Parade. If you’re at the fairgrounds, stop by and support the scouts by purchasing a delicious Root Beer Float for 5 buckaroos. And I must say, generous portions and delicious.

The view near Robinson Flat along Western States Trail deep in the high country!  You imagine thinking, hmmm let’s run one hundred miles today.  If you were, you picked perfect weather.  Crusty snow nearby created air conditioning conditions as wind circulated it. 🙏🏻 was able to film all top 12 runners passing over Duncan Peak.  Jim Warmsley was cooking... weird is he’s 19 minutes ahead of his record setting time from last year. 🏃‍♂️

The view near Robinson Flat along Western States Trail deep in the high country! You imagine thinking, hmmm let’s run one hundred miles today. If you were, you picked perfect weather. Crusty snow nearby created air conditioning conditions as wind circulated it. 🙏🏻 was able to film all top 12 runners passing over Duncan Peak. Jim Warmsley was cooking... weird is he’s 19 minutes ahead of his record setting time from last year. 🏃‍♂️

Good morning everyone from Squaw Valley, kicking off the day at the start of the WS100. 🎥 Western States 100 Mile Run - Squaw Valley to Auburn, California 🏃‍♂️🌲 Best wishes for all the runners, crew, family and friends from around the world.

Good morning everyone from Squaw Valley, kicking off the day at the start of the WS100. 🎥 Western States 100 Mile Run - Squaw Valley to Auburn, California 🏃‍♂️🌲 Best wishes for all the runners, crew, family and friends from around the world.

Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you. 🙏🏻💚✅

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. 🙏🏻💚✅

Breat Cancer Awareness night at Lincoln Potters baseball.  Kids had so much fun and so did the parents.  Small town ball is pretty incredible.

Breat Cancer Awareness night at Lincoln Potters baseball. Kids had so much fun and so did the parents. Small town ball is pretty incredible.

Potters Fireworks.  Small town baseball is explosive.

Potters Fireworks. Small town baseball is explosive.

Sierra Mountain Music Camp comes to a close for Shannon. So encouraged that she had an amazing seven days away at camp. 👏 #memories #leanonme #newfriends We all need somebody to lean on...

Sierra Mountain Music Camp comes to a close for Shannon. So encouraged that she had an amazing seven days away at camp. 👏 #memories #leanonme #newfriends We all need somebody to lean on...

Lace them up...

Lace them up...

Long hard day of work rewarded by incredible sunset outside on the patio at Str8Up Studios.  Monday grind rewarded. 👍 #FarmLife #CreativePpl

Long hard day of work rewarded by incredible sunset outside on the patio at Str8Up Studios. Monday grind rewarded. 👍 #FarmLife #CreativePpl

You complete me.  Being a father is the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life.  I’m blessed with two incredibly smart, unique and inspiring young ladies.  Shannon is off to Sierra Mtn Music Camp and Kay had her scouting overnighter Friday.  #FathersDay2019

You complete me. Being a father is the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life. I’m blessed with two incredibly smart, unique and inspiring young ladies. Shannon is off to Sierra Mtn Music Camp and Kay had her scouting overnighter Friday. #FathersDay2019

Summers getting into a swing, chilling and recharging... #alpinelakes #placerlife #dodifferent #bostonterrier #igortheswimmer #pooltime #CAchilling

Summers getting into a swing, chilling and recharging... #alpinelakes #placerlife #dodifferent #bostonterrier #igortheswimmer #pooltime #CAchilling

Snapped this on the way to Cool this morning.  I was loving the clouds and light and, well, had to stop and get a little memento. #CanonM50 #PlacerLife #AmericanRiver

Snapped this on the way to Cool this morning. I was loving the clouds and light and, well, had to stop and get a little memento. #CanonM50 #PlacerLife #AmericanRiver

Snake central at Hacienda de Woodland

Snake central at Hacienda de Woodland

High road?  Low road?  Make a decision and go for it!!! #life #go #doyou

High road? Low road? Make a decision and go for it!!! #life #go #doyou

I’m so proud of my daughter, who was presented with the Math Excellence Award for her 8th grade class at Newcastle Elementary School.  Thank you Mr. Sarkisian for helping her grow and challenging her to be the amazing young lady she is.  He said her math problems were like essays guiding you through her logic and reasoning which he called “flawless”. #ProudDad #SmartGirlsRock #MathGeek #NES #GoShannon

I’m so proud of my daughter, who was presented with the Math Excellence Award for her 8th grade class at Newcastle Elementary School. Thank you Mr. Sarkisian for helping her grow and challenging her to be the amazing young lady she is. He said her math problems were like essays guiding you through her logic and reasoning which he called “flawless”. #ProudDad #SmartGirlsRock #MathGeek #NES #GoShannon

Headless eleven button rattler outside the studio.  Shovel head over powers diamond back. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Headless eleven button rattler outside the studio. Shovel head over powers diamond back. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Thank you Fleet Feet Folsom for hosting a special packed house, standing room only screening of @sierragold.tv with Mo Bartley tonight.  Your ovation was much appreciated. 👍🙏🏻🤘🏼

Thank you Fleet Feet Folsom for hosting a special packed house, standing room only screening of @sierragold.tv with Mo Bartley tonight. Your ovation was much appreciated. 👍🙏🏻🤘🏼

Took the pony for a run and fed her.  Fueled and ready to roll... sunshine ahead!  #classiccars #67mustang #firstcars

Took the pony for a run and fed her. Fueled and ready to roll... sunshine ahead! #classiccars #67mustang #firstcars

SOUND ON: Glad everyone was ok.  Car fire ignites farmland.  Authorities on the scene.  Be safe out there.  #I5

SOUND ON: Glad everyone was ok. Car fire ignites farmland. Authorities on the scene. Be safe out there. #I5

Clouds for miles from driveway after recent rains.  Air so clean.  Off to LA for work - be back soon.

Clouds for miles from driveway after recent rains. Air so clean. Off to LA for work - be back soon.

Throwback to last season out filming the Milky Way in El Dorado County for upcoming film.  I really hope to have time to sneak away and try and capture the next new moon opportunity June 2nd.  It is a magical time.  #timelapse #astrophoto #astrophotography #milkyway #Canon #stars #starrynight #visitcalifornia

Throwback to last season out filming the Milky Way in El Dorado County for upcoming film. I really hope to have time to sneak away and try and capture the next new moon opportunity June 2nd. It is a magical time. #timelapse #astrophoto #astrophotography #milkyway #Canon #stars #starrynight #visitcalifornia

Little buddy watching my panning prospects.  Not great, but I did get 6 pieces of color that were kept.  #flakes #goldpanning #gold #panning #americansidestream

Little buddy watching my panning prospects. Not great, but I did get 6 pieces of color that were kept. #flakes #goldpanning #gold #panning #americansidestream

Snapped this pic of a Swallow mud nest with feathers poking out on the roof inside a goldmine today.  They were not happy birdies.  Maybe they’re protecting their eggs in that thar nest. #tvLife #SierraGold #Goldmine #Granite #Birdsnest #EggsInNest #Swallow

Snapped this pic of a Swallow mud nest with feathers poking out on the roof inside a goldmine today. They were not happy birdies. Maybe they’re protecting their eggs in that thar nest. #tvLife #SierraGold #Goldmine #Granite #Birdsnest #EggsInNest #Swallow

Road less travelled 👀

Road less travelled 👀

Cruise Night begins in Auburn

Cruise Night begins in Auburn

Nightsky timelapse for new short film.  What do you think?  A little noisy, but I like it.  Turn Sound On!
Canon 7D atop Syrp Genie.  Make it Happen.  #Canon7D #SyrpGenie #TimelapseVideo #Video #InstaLapse #filmmaking #SierraGold #Satellite #Stars #Nightlapse

Nightsky timelapse for new short film. What do you think? A little noisy, but I like it. Turn Sound On! Canon 7D atop Syrp Genie. Make it Happen. #Canon7D #SyrpGenie #TimelapseVideo #Video #InstaLapse #filmmaking #SierraGold #Satellite #Stars #Nightlapse

Chill buds.

Chill buds.

Special delivery for the birthday party on the farm.  Shannon set up a picnic in the pasture for her friends.  Kaylee on the pedal.  #PolarisRanger

Special delivery for the birthday party on the farm. Shannon set up a picnic in the pasture for her friends. Kaylee on the pedal. #PolarisRanger

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