This page shares a bit more about "Boomers" Robert Hoff, Anastasia Hoff, & Charlotte Hoff, the folks at ParkPennies. It probably won’t dispel any assumptions visitors may have made about our insanity. However, we hope it will share something more about us other than our passion of collecting Disneyland elongated coins.
"Boomer" is a composite of the folks that support the ParkPennies.com web site, write articles or make coin reports. Yes, Boomer is definitely an Advanced Collector. When you hear about one of Boomer's adventures, someone at ParkPennies did it. Probably someone that is way too embarrassed to admit it. :-) Over the first 25 years of our online reports, if you saw a report from "Boomer", one or more of us at ParkPennies is making the report. After the Disneyland Resort COVID-19 closure, the conversion of the coin press machines and their assignment to an outside firm, many more of the reports and updates have been shared by fellow collectors, often with a named credit. If you write to Boomer, the first person to the email inbox will gladly answer for "Boomer". Usually, we’ll sign it "Boomer" followed by the name of the person that replied to you, e.g. Robert Hoff "Bob", Anastasia Hoff "Stasi", or Charlotte Hoff "Char".
As an introduction to the ParkPennies "Staff" in the picture above, from left to right: Bob (First visit to Disneyland 1956), Anastasia, the inspiration and motivation for collecting Disneyland pressed coins from the very start (First visit to Disneyland age 3), and Charlotte who with Boomer Bob pressed their first coin in the 1970s (First visit to Disneyland, "No comment" :-).
Like many fellow pressed penny collectors, family time is fun.
Especially when we are... collecting pressed pennies!
Disneyland is close to home so you might spot us there, though sometimes we are hard to spot. :-) Please say "Hi". We'll often have a ParkPennies.com coin for you. (Hey, you just spotted us here! So, if you send a self addressed stamped envelope, we'll happily mail you a Sorta Free* ParkPennies.com pressed penny! :-)
"Boomer" Bob, is a contributor and tries to be the editor and web master of ParkPennies.com. The work is a sad collision of his two weakest subjects, English and web site programming. (Not that we need mention that to anyone who has viewed a few of the pages here. :-) But the web site is also a link to fellow collectors and he loves to hear from you, preserve the history and share the wonderful hobby of collecting Disney pressed coins here at ParkPennies. In spite of his ineptitude, he still very much enjoys the time he spends keeping the web site up to date. Not to mention it makes his day whenever he sees FaceBook Likes or Blog Post Links by fellow collectors sharing ParkPennies with others or ParkPennies.com get an award.! :-)
When not working on ParkPennies.com, "Boomer's" (Robert Hoff's) favorite pastime is of course, collecting Disney elongated coins. But, in his previous life, Bob was a Registered Investment Advisor, held broker’s licenses in securities and real estate for decades as a multi-licensed fee-only Certified Financial Planner (Pinching pennies for clients you might say. :-) And he has been interested in fun cars even longer. Don’t even think about talking about that Hemi GTX he owned way back in the ’60’s! (That's 1960s he younger than he looks. :-) If he gets started on that subject, you might try to switch the subject to the DN0001 elongated coin in an attempt to save yourself. (If not, get ready to listen for years or at least for what will seem like years! )
All three members of the ParkPennies staff, Bob, Charlotte, and Anastasia not only love collecting pressed coins and Disneyland, but also the incredible scenic roads on the Hawaiian Islands and of course the nearby California Coast roads. Here is a favorite picture taken during our all too short visit to Maui in 2006. You might recognize the view as looking in the direction of Lahaina on the way down Haleakala at about a 9,500 foot altitude. If you're wondering why there are no hands on the steering wheel... Well, at these speeds, it takes both hands to hold the camera steady! Just kidding. :-) Happy Collecting, the Folks at ParkPennies.
For fellow Mustang fans, this picture was taken of / from / when the first 2006 Hertz Shelby GT Mustang was driven on Maui. (July of 2006) The road was like carpet and the car, (now owned by a very cool guy in Hawaii) was perfection! The ride was nearly as thrilling as finding a DN0014 prototype elongated coin for a $1.00! :-)