Hoefer began his career in the entertainment industry as tour guide at Universal Studios Hollywood. After graduating from the University of Southern California majoring in Theater while also studying Film/Television, Communications and History.
Through a number of contacts, he became a Production Assistant on The Fresh Prince of Bel-air than serving as a Stage Manager on Boy Meets World, where he made his directorial debut during the show's final season.
He began working for Nickelodeon in 2000 serving as the stage manager for The Amanda Show and All That as well as stage managing for five episodes for the sitcom, So Little Time. Hoefer continues to work for Nickelodeon working closely with Dan Schneider and directing episodes for a number of Schneider's series namely Drake&Josh, Zoey101, iCarly, and most recently, Victorious.
Hoefer is also a member of the Directors Guild of America. He is married and has two sons.
He was also the cameraman in the episode, iBloop.