Principal Profile

The CREST Company consists of two Principals: Donald J. Hoffman and Susan L. Hoffman, RN.

Donald J. Hoffman

Professional Experience

The CREST Company, 1989- (
The Hudson Group, Inc. 1985-1988
President and Chief Operating Officer
Reporting to the Chairman during 1985 and 1986, and subsequently to the President of Bunzl Building Material Service after acquisition by Bunzl, plc, responsible for 15 building material distribution locations with annual sales of $125MM.
International Paper Company 1975-1985 (
Manager, Lumber and Plywood 1983-1985
Reporting to Senior Vice President, Land, Timber, Wood, Minerals, Diversified, responsible for profitability of eleven wood products facilities with sales of $300 million.
Other Positions with International Paper
  • Manager, Business Planning Land, Timber & Wood Products & Minerals 1981-1983
  • Product Manager Wood Products, 1980-1981
  • Manager, Planning Western Operations, 1978-1980
  • Project Manager California Operations, 1977-1978
  • Area Controller California Operations, 1975-1977
Biola University, La Mirada, California, 1970-1975 (
Controller and CFO


Biola University, La Mirada, California
B.S. Degree - Business Administration, Accounting, 1970
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
M.B.A. Degree - Business Management - 1974


  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Keweenaw Land Association, Limited (Symbol KEWL) ( 1994 - 2019
  • Chairman, Akron Energy Systems, LLC - Akron, OH

Professional Certification

  • Certificate in Management Accounting - awarded 1976

Public Service

  • Volunteer with several Christian Ministries throughout the US and locally
  • Wasco County Planning Commission, Wasco County, OR - Completed 20 years of service ending in December 2013
  • American Red Cross - Completed 15 years of service ending in 2010, Chapter, State, and Western Region leadership positions
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, 2004-2021, now a board member. Horizon Christian School, Hood River, OR (
  • Adjunct Faculty - Columbia Gorge Community College (


  • Testified for the Wood Products industry on a number of occasions including the Senate Finance Committee hearings in 1985, The International Trade Commission hearings in 1979 and 1986.
  • Listed in Who's Who in the West - 1995.
  • Named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America by the U.S. Jaycees, 1980.