Capt. Brian Woodward, aka “Woody,” has been driving boats since he was a young boy. His father grew up fishing & boating on Cape Cod and served as a Navy officer in Vietnam’s River Patrol Force. Brian grew up spending summers at grandma’s house on Cape Cod and boating with his family, learning much from his father and the local fishermen who would frequent his grandmother’s table. At age 11 he began racing sunfish sailboats at Chatham Yacht Club and rapidly excelled in competition. By the time he was 20, he had become a US Sailing Level 2 Racing Instructor and Assistant Sailing Master at Chatham Yacht Club where he was responsible for 200 children on the water each day. In 1995, wanting to be where the action was, he was brought on to teach sailing at San Diego Yacht Club where he continued for three summers before eventually pursuing a career in environmental consulting.
While working as a wildlife biologist for large infrastructure, DoD, stormwater, and revegetation projects, he also volunteered with the Surfrider Foundation and became Chairman of his local chapter in 2004.
Capt. Woody has a USCG 50-ton Master License and is current in CPR/First Aid. His varied professional experiences allow him to get along with all types of people and he has a genuine interest in helping people better understand the world around them.
As a surfer and sailor, Capt. Woody has a deep connection with the ocean. He has surfed and sailed on the east and west coasts, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Maui, Oahu, and Kauai, Baja and mainland Mexico, and the Caribbean. Whenever possible, he and his wife are playing in the water and are raising their young daughter to do the same.