Innovation Quarter News

10 Questions with Elwood “Woody” Hudson

The unique individuals that live, work, learn and play in and around Wake Forest Innovation Quarter are a big part of what makes our community so special. Here are “10 Questions” with Elwood “Woody” Hudson, Security Officer in Wake Forest Biotech Place and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.

What brought you to Innovation Quarter?

Security Officer position. I have been here since the doors opened in February, 2012. 

What personal accomplishment makes you the most proud?

I have shot even par on two different golf courses

What is your hidden talent?

I have a green thumb.

Who is a local innovator you admire?

Richard Childress for establishing the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma.

Tell us about the last great idea you had or heard.

Tenant NanoMedica, Inc. is developing new microarray technologies in the hope of reducing the time and cost associated with discovering new cancer therapies.

What is the last song to get stuck in your head? Do you remember the lyrics?

“How Great Thou Art” by Elvis Presley…how could you not remember the lyrics?

What does innovation mean to you?


What old technology that’s no longer with us do you miss the most?

Rotary Phones. I miss the sounds they made when dialing a number.

Finish this sentence. When I grow up, I want to be a …

Horse trainer.

What’s the first word you think of when I say “work?”


Woody Hudson