Woody grew up overseas in Italy and Japan courtesy of being born into a U.S. Foreign Service family. He comes by his gear fixation honestly, having spent years working as an editor and manager in the video industry at the national level. Woody spent time studying music at James Madison University, got his degree in telecommunications from Indiana University , and is currently pursuing a master's in education from Virginia Tech. Over the years he's been a music store manager, convenience store clerk, television station production manager, (occasionally) working trombonist and guitarist, and co-owner of a successful video post-production firm. Aside from collecting occupations, he enjoys hiking, writing, traveling, still photography, and cooking at home with his wife Deborah.