Wooden's early documentary work gained him an Emmy nomination for "Vibrations," following the Indiana School for the Deaf as they create a performing arts troupe. His next film project was the feature film "NightLights" a family film about autism starring Shawna Waldron and Stephen Louis Grush. After making the second round for the Alfred P Sloan Commissioning Grant, the Sundance Institute invited Wooden and his production company Wakadoo Productions to submit its spec pilot "Red Line" for consideration for the inaugural Episodic Story Lab.
Wooden is a proud member of the Chicago Commercial Collective, who remounted two of Chicago's biggest plays, Ike Holter's "Hit the Wall" and The New Colony's "5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche" after their successful Off-Broadway runs. Outside of the Collective Wooden was a producer on Irvine Welsh and Tom Mullen's "Trainspotting USA," Welsh's world premiere theatrical adaptation, the world premiere of his adaptation of "In the Jungle of Cities" by Bertolt Brecht, as well as Andrew Kramer's "A Map of Our Country."
A Rhodes Scholar nominee, Wooden studied at the University of Oxford England as part of the Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford program. He has presented research on his experience in the entertainment industry and the humanities at the University of Oxford England, Kingston University, Wheatstone Academy, and the Screen Actors Guild.