Woody grew up a native Long Islander. He holds an AA from Suffolk Community College as well as a BA and MA from Southeastern Louisiana University. After graduating with his MA, Mr. Orenstein worked as an Adjunct Instructor at Coppin State College in Baltimore Md. He moved back to Long Island and started his business career in the securities industry where he earned the Series 7, 63, 24, 4, 65, and 53 licenses. As well as his LAH & P&C insurance licenses. He is an active member of the Jamesport Fire Department and President of the Riverhead Kiwanis Club. He has been married to his wife Lorraine for 22 years and enjoys spending time stand up paddle boarding with his children Joe and Brooke.