Dr. Fran Wood is an Emeritus Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and fly fished with his parents in the Pocono Mountains. He was a camping and fishing counselor for seven summers at Camp Allagosh on Moosehead Lake in central Maine.
In medical school in Boston (Harvard) he added birding to his spare time agenda. In 1954 he spent two years in Seattle, returning in 1960 where he has lived since. He has been a member of the Washington Fly Fishing Club since 1955 and, recently, has been running birding trips as a volunteer for the Seattle Audubon Society. He served on the CELP Board of Directors for many years, and remains an avid CELP supporter.