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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Meet my new little buddy, Peter Gunn Egadick or PGnE.  Little guy joins the family to get us through the new norm of no power in California... no, not Mexico or Zimbabwe - California.  No running water since we’re on a well.  Buckets of water from the ditch to flush toilet with.  Beautiful night.  Light breeze.  Stars shinning bright.  #glamping #Honda2200i #ColdFrig #FreezerBurn

Meet my new little buddy, Peter Gunn Egadick or PGnE. Little guy joins the family to get us through the new norm of no power in California... no, not Mexico or Zimbabwe - California. No running water since we’re on a well. Buckets of water from the ditch to flush toilet with. Beautiful night. Light breeze. Stars shinning bright. #glamping #Honda2200i #ColdFrig #FreezerBurn

Old Auburn Courthouse at first light this morning. 😈#SierraGold

Old Auburn Courthouse at first light this morning. 😈#SierraGold

Little green buddy on orange bike pump.  #InstaCool

Little green buddy on orange bike pump. #InstaCool

Night light with iPhone 11 pro 💚💰✅

Night light with iPhone 11 pro 💚💰✅

Stretching out... so stoked for the new HGTV series we’re supporting... Big Table, SacTown, Ideas, Dominate..

Stretching out... so stoked for the new HGTV series we’re supporting... Big Table, SacTown, Ideas, Dominate..

Golden moments at GCF.

Golden moments at GCF.

Sometimes you have to go off grid to get your mind right and recharged.  Dove deep into Hoover Wilderness off Tioga Pass for an epic backpack escape.  #DoDifferent #Zlake #SierraSlammers

Sometimes you have to go off grid to get your mind right and recharged. Dove deep into Hoover Wilderness off Tioga Pass for an epic backpack escape. #DoDifferent #Zlake #SierraSlammers

Smiles all around!  Back in the mountains and dipping in the North Fork, childhood favorite swimming hole with the girls and my beautiful sis.  #Priceless #AmericanRiver #Dipn #SwimmingHoles #AuburnCA #PlacerLife #FamilyTime

Smiles all around! Back in the mountains and dipping in the North Fork, childhood favorite swimming hole with the girls and my beautiful sis. #Priceless #AmericanRiver #Dipn #SwimmingHoles #AuburnCA #PlacerLife #FamilyTime

Numero Uno Cactus.  Miss this place... had to hit it up for my favorite special sauce... #chiptotleoffthehook #cactus1 #vinehollywood #dinnerbreak

Numero Uno Cactus. Miss this place... had to hit it up for my favorite special sauce... #chiptotleoffthehook #cactus1 #vinehollywood #dinnerbreak

This young man is going places.  I had the pleasure of mentoring him for the last few months.  Thank you Tiara for the introduction.  We’ve become good friends.  This kid gives me hope for today’s millennials.  He stopped by the studio today on his way out of town to go to school at UCSB in the film program.  I couldn’t be happier for him.  He’s going to do very well.  He’s been my right hand man lately, camera assisting, being a production assistant... 5:30am call time - no problem.  Dude is on time and more importantly respectful of the craft of storytelling and filmmaking.  He has been integral for the launch of my national PBS series - @sierragold.tv - I’m so happy to see him off and know he’s going to do good things for this world.  Stay tuned... #congratsjake #str8up #inittowinit #production #sierragold

This young man is going places. I had the pleasure of mentoring him for the last few months. Thank you Tiara for the introduction. We’ve become good friends. This kid gives me hope for today’s millennials. He stopped by the studio today on his way out of town to go to school at UCSB in the film program. I couldn’t be happier for him. He’s going to do very well. He’s been my right hand man lately, camera assisting, being a production assistant... 5:30am call time - no problem. Dude is on time and more importantly respectful of the craft of storytelling and filmmaking. He has been integral for the launch of my national PBS series - @sierragold.tv - I’m so happy to see him off and know he’s going to do good things for this world. Stay tuned... #congratsjake #str8up #inittowinit #production #sierragold

Peace out.

Peace out.

Art. “We’ll be back”.

Art. “We’ll be back”.

🙏🏻

🙏🏻

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

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