Host2Host is an Oregon-registered, membership-based, non-profit 501(c)6 trade association. We seek to protect and enhance the interests of Oregon’s short-term rental host community.
We are hosts. Just like you, we welcome guests from all over the world in our homes, apartments, ADU's and vacation rental properties where jurisdictions permit the use.
Host2Host recognizes that the short-term rental phenomenon has social consequences. Our members seek to operate their short-term rental businesses in a manner that adds value not just to the individual bottom line, but to the community as well.
Who can be a member of Host2Host?
Anybody can become a member of Host2Host. We are focused on serving as a unified voice for Oregon’s short-term rental host community. We also promote connecting hosts with local small businesses. Hosts outside of Oregon may join for the access to our on-line educational events, resources and business directory.
Portland-focused or statewide advocacy?
In the immediate term, Host2Host is primarily focused on Portland regulatory policy and permit matters. As time and resources permit, we expect to expand our reach.
How is Host2Host organized?
We are organized in committees operating under a six-member Executive Committee, a 12 member Board of Directors, plus an Executive Director. Current committees include: Advocacy, Education, Communication, Membership, Business Outreach, along with Operational Committees: Finance, Tech and Nominating. Many committees also include Teams and Task Forces which focus on specific work of the organization.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Host2Host is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe that Host2Host plays a key role to promote safe, secure and welcoming experiences for each guest, regardless of race, ethnicity, country of origin, faith, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. We expect the same from our members.
Host2Host Board of Directors
Dabney Tompkins - President
Dabney hosts the Fire Lookout in Tiller, Oregon.
Dabney is a founding member of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee and currently serves as bookkeeper.
Dabney has served on the board since its founding, holding all the Executive positions: Treasurer in 2018-19, Secretary in 2020, President Elect in 2021 and now serving as the 2022 President. Dabney also crafted Host2Host's by-laws and is our resident Robert's Rules of Order expert.
Becky Burnett - Secretary/Treasurer
Becky is a co-owner of Ruby Jewel Ice Cream and hosts and co-hosts in North Portland.
Becky is a member of the Executive Committee and currently serves as the newly combined role of Secretary/Treasurer for 2022.
Becky joined the Board of Directors in 2020. She is a Host2Host Charter Member and a member of the Business Outreach and Marketing/Communications Committees.
Rob Hertert - Immediate Past President
Rob is a co-founder of Host2Host and member of the Executive Committee. He currently serves as 2022 Immediate Past President. He served as President in 2021, President Elect in 2020 and Secretary in 2018-19.
Rob chairs the 2023 Board Nominating Committee, is the Board Liaison for the Advocacy Committee and a member of the Membership Committee.
Directors at Large
Ryan is a co-owner of iTrip Vacations Portland, a short term rental management company, co-hosting everywhere in Oregon.
Ryan joined the board in 2020, served as Treasurer in 2021 and renewed his commitment in 2022 to serve as a Member At Large through 2023.
Ryan is a member of the Advocacy Committee and serves as the Board Liaison for the Business Outreach Committee. In July 2022, Ryan also joined the Travel Portland Board of Directors representing Short-Term Rental Property Managers.
David hosts in Southwest Portland.
David joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2021 and is serving a two-year term through 2022.
Author of Secrets of an Airbnb Superhost, he is a Host2Host Charter Member, member of the Business Outreach Committee and the Meet-up Team. David is a frequent Meet-up host, weekly Coffee Conversationist and blog contributor.
Angela hosts in Southeast Portland.
Angela joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2021 and is serving a two-year term through 2022.
She is chair of the Marketing/Communications Committee.
Anthony owns A+W Projects with his wife and business partner, Whitney. Together they are creating unique STR properties around the US from their home in Brooklyn, NY.
Anthony joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2022 and is serving a two-year term through 2023. He is a member of the Business Outreach Committee and the Meet-up Team.
Anthony is a fan of technology, entrepreneurship, hospitality and real-estate. He is also passionate about snowboarding and philanthropy and sits on multiple not-for profit boards including Generation Harvest, for City Harvest.
Laura hosts in NW Portland and Welches, Oregon.
Laura joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2022 and is serving a two-year term through 2023.
A real estate agent with (W)here Real Estate, Laura is also a Host2Host Charter Member and has served as the Donation Coordinator for the raffle of HostFest 2019 and the Bon Voyage 2021! Fundraising Party Committee.
Linda is a Farmers Insurance agent providing full service insurance for individuals and business, including: Landlord/Short-Term Rental, Vacant Home, Multiplex Property, Earthquake/Flood/Landslide, Commercial Property and Liability, Workers Comp. and more.
She started her Farmers agency in 2014 after 25 years in commercial property management and leasing, mortgage banking, and legal publishing. And also has advanced training in business team building and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Linda joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2022 and is serving a one year term. She is also a member of the Advocacy Committee.
Alanna is the owner of The Distinguished Guest. TDG aims to be your go-to source for hospitality data, advice and inspiration.
Alanna opened her first vacation rental a decade ago, and in 2012 saw that small, independent hospitality providers would change the way we travel.
Alanna is a Charter Member of Host2Host, joining the Board of Directors in 2022 and is serving a one year term. She has also served on the Education Committee, the Meetup Team and the Bon Voyage 2021! Funraising Party Event.
Five members of our Host2Host Conference Committee huddled one day early in the Spring of 2017 to envision how the Oregon short-term rental host community might be sustainably served with a consistent voice. In September 2017 Host2Host was registered in the State of Oregon as a non-profit trade association.
Members of the 2022 Executive Committee:
Dabney Tompkins, President
Rob Hertert, Immediate Past President
Becky Burnett, Secretary/Treasurer
Charity Kuahiwinui - Executive Assistant
Charity was a long-time STR host in North Portland and charter member of Host2Host. She co-founded Ensourced in 2014, a company focused on improving the lives of short-term rental hosts by offering guidance into listing and operational efficiencies.
Becky Burnett - Travel Portland Board
Becky is honored to join the Travel Portland Board of Directors beginning July of 2022. A short-term rental host, co-host and business owner herself, Becky is uniquely qualified to represent Host2Host and all short-term rental hosts in the Portland area.
In 2018, Host2Host was awarded this seat on Travel Portland's board after mounting an organized testimony at City Council to address two short-term rental tax bills up for vote. The City Council was so impressed with Host2Host's professionalism, they requested Host2Host be given representation on the Travel Portland's board. This affords all short-term rental hosts a voice in how Portland's travel tax dollars are spent to bring visitors to Portland.
Emeritus Board Members
Debi is the founder of Host2Host and currently chairs the Meet-up Team. She is also a member of our Marketing/Communications, Membership, Business Outreach and Advocacy Committees.
Debi served as Host2Host's first President in 2018-19 and Immediate Past President in 2020. She is Host2Host's Outreach Ambassador.
Alan hosts the Fire Lookout in Tiller, Oregon.
Alan is a founding member of Host2Host and member of the Marketing/Communication Committee. He is also a contributing writer to the Host2Host newsletter and blog.
Alan served as the Immediate Past President in 2021, President in 2020 and President Elect from 2018-19.
Jill hosts in Northeast Portland.
She is a founding member of Host2Host, a former member of the Executive Committee and Host2Host's former Executive Director, setting a strong foundation for the future of the organization.
Jill is Chair of the Business Outreach & Membership Committees and a supporting member of the Marketing/Communication Committee and the Meet-up Team.
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