Employee Spotlight: David Wood

At Blue Ion, we realize that our work is a reflection of who we are as individuals and our success is a direct result of all the different personalities, talents, golf course life experiences, and weird senses of humor that each of our employees brings to the table. This diverse group of dudes dedicated employees is what makes Blue Ion so freaking awesome.  To celebrate these differences, we’re going to be highlighting one employee every week so you can get to know us a little better and learn what makes us tick. This week’s Employee Spotlight is

David Wood

Woody Glamour Shot

What is/are your nickname(s)?
Woody – not a big stretch.

What would be the title of your autobiography?
What’s taking so long?

Would you rather be a tiny elephant or a giant hamster?
Tiny Elephant > Pocket Hercules!

When you were 6 years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Batman, a Policeman and the Vikings quarterback – all at once.

If you were a cupcake, what flavor would you be?
Peanut butter – arguably one of the top three inventions, ever.

Which cartoon character would you most like to switch lives with?
Bugs Bunny. He’s never in a hurry and always comes out on top.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why? 
Flight. I’ve had dozens of flying dreams and words cant describe how cool it is.

What celebrity do people think you look like?
Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli

Jeff Spicoli Wood

[Editor’s Note: Woody, you’ve been overruled. Now that your hair is short, you could be a body double for Skinny Drew Carey and Daniel Craig as James Bond AND Long Island Medium]

DW Drew Carey

DW Bond

Long Island Daniel Craig

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Oysters. Disgusting!

What one food do you wish had zero calories?
Chips and Cheese dip. I would eat it for breakfast!

If your house was burning down, what’s the one (non-living) thing you would save? 
My golf clubs.

If you were a Crayola crayon, what color would you be? 

What would you like to be famous for?
My proclivity for golf.

Golf Pro Wood

If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?
The first guy to ever combine olive oil, onion and garlic in a pan – can you imagine?

If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
Corona. Goes great with Chips and cheese dip.

If you were on death row, what would your last meal be? 
Thanksgiving dinner, of course. But I might need a nap afterwards, before… you know.

What was your favorite toy as a child?
That’s easy. The Evil Keneval wind up motorcycle toy.

Evel "Woody" Knievel

If you were a Smurf, what would your Smurf name be?
Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy – I’m cool with all that. But Smurfs? I’m not sure I believe in them. So, I’m gonna go with ‘Heretic Smurf’

What is your theme song?
The Beatles, Abbey Road, Side B

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?
Jimmy Neutron. For those of you not in the know – check it out.

If you were to write a self help book, what would the topic be?
Not sure about the topic – but I’ve been working on possible titles:

  1. You think YOU have problems?
  2. No, not WITH you – we’re all laughing AT you.
  3. Nobody’s getting off this planet alive!
  4. Geeeze! Lighten up, already.

[Editor’s note: Since you’re feeling so lighthearted…here’s a photo I was told that I had to include.]


Thanks to Woody for answering my survey and providing some pretty epic pictures (and looking like so many awesome people). You can’t follow Woody on any social networks because he’s a digital hermit. You can, however, learn more about Woody by visiting our main Blue Ion website.