Woody was born in Canada, but moved to Maine in 1940.  He graduated from Deering High School in 1947 and from the University of Maine with a degree in General Engineering.  He worked in the paper industry for his entire career.  He started in paper manufacturing in Lee MA, later worked in sales, and finally in consulting on ways to make better paper.  In 1991, he and his late wife Virginia, purchased a home on Raymond Pond where he currently lives.
Woody’s has history with Rotary, as his father was a member in Rumford ME.  Over the years, Woody has been a member of several Rotary clubs.  First in Lee MA, then in Hartford City IN, later in Raleigh NC, and finally Westbrook-Gorham.