Who We Are

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.

DEI 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

Rob Hertert - President

Co-founder of Hosting Your Home Podcast and Portland Area Airbnb Host Meet-up & hosts in SouthWest Portland & Seal Rock, Oregon. 

Rob is a co-founder of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee. He chairs the Tech Committee and is a supporting member of the Advocacy and Memberships Committees. 

Rob served on the H2H board as Secretary in 2018-19, President Elect in 2020 and now serves as President for 2021. 

Contact Rob

Dabney Tompkins - President Elect

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 as Treasurer in 2018-19 and Secretary in 2020. He also crafted Host2Host's by-laws and is our resident Robert's Rules of Order expert. As President-Elect in 2021, Dabney supports the current President and will serve as President in 2022. 


Alan Colley - Immediate Past President

Alan hosts the Fire Lookout in Tiller, Oregon.

Alan is a founding member of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee and currently chairs the Communication Committee and its many branches - Publication, Branding, Website, Marketing.

Alan served as President in 2020 and President Elect in 2018-19. As the immediate Past President for 2021, Alan helps guide the current Host2Host President.

Alanna Miel - Secretary

Alanna, who prefers Miel, is the owner of Sweet Haven Rentals & hosts in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Miel is a member of the Executive Committee, chair of the Membership Committee, Events Team lead and member of the Business Outreach Committee.

Miel joined the board in 2020 and is serving as Secretary for 2021.  

Ryan Tigner - Treasurer

Ryan is a co-owner of  iTrip Vacations Portland, a short term rental management company, co-hosting everywhere in Oregon.

Ryan is a member of the Executive Committee, chair of the Business Outreach and Finance Committees and member of the Advocacy Committee. 

Ryan joined the board in 2020 and is serving as Treasurer for 2021.  

Debi Hertert

Co-founder of Hosting Your Home Podcast and Portland Area Airbnb Host Meet-up & hosts in SouthWest Portland & Seal Rock, Oregon.

Debi is the founder of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee and currently chairs the Education Committee. Debi is also a member of our Membership, Business Outreach and Advocacy Committees, as well as the Meet-up Team and Branding Task Force.

Debi served as Host2Host's first President in 2018-19 and Immediate Past President in 2020. She is currently serving a one-term on the Board of Directors as Outreach Ambassador for 2021.

Becky Burnett

Becky is a co-owner of Ruby Jewel Ice Cream and hosts and co-hosts in North Portland 

Becky joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2020 and is serving a two-year term through 2021.  She is a member of the Business Outreach Committee and Branding Task Force.

Robert Jordan

Robert hosts in NorthEast Portland.

Robert joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2020 and is serving a two-year term through 2021. Robert chairs the Advocacy Committee and is our resident expert on Neighborhood Associations.

Angela Dorsey-Kockler

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 a member of the Education Committee and Branding Task Force. 

David Boe

David hosts in SouthWest Portland. 

David joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2021 and is serving a two-year term through 2022. He is a member of the Business Outreach Committee, the Meet-up Team and also writes for the Host2Host blog. 

Susan Dininni

Susan hosts in SouthEast Portland and Rockaway Beach Oregon. 

Susan joined the Host2Host Board of Directors in 2021 and is serving a two-year term through 2022. She is a member of the Branding Task Force. 

Executive Committee

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.

​Current members of the Executive Committee:

     Rob Hertert, President

     Dabney Tompkins, President Elect

     Alan Colley, Immediate Past President

     Alanna Miel, Secretary

     Ryan Tigner, Treasurer

     Jill Palamountain, Executive Director

Jill Palamountain - Executive Director

Jill hosts in NorthEast Portland

She is a founding member of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee and Host2Host's first staff member.

Jill is a supporting member of the Communication, Business Outreach, Membership and Tech Committees and the Meet-up Team. Jill also produces the Host2Host Newsletter but her priority is first to assist Host2Host members. Contact Jill


Shannon Hiller-Webb - Travel Portland Board Member

Shannon is the owner of Prosparus, a Business Consulting firm and hosts in NorthWest Portland.

Shannon serves on the Travel Portland Board as the Host2Host representative. She advocates for Host2Host and hosts throughout Portland and brings STR issues to the city and the travel industry. Shannon also serves on the Host2Host Advocacy Committee.

We Need Your Help

It takes a lot of hands to grow this big idea. Become involved in creating the first Host2Host community. Please join one of our committees:

  • The Advocacy Committee is focused on working with the regulations proposed by the City of Portland. We recognize that regional, county and statewide issues also impact our work as hosts. This committee also will work with listing platforms to represent the host point of view.
  • The Communication Team works to tell your stories. It aims speak to the host community about the work of Host2Host. Our focus is to give you, the host, information you need, in ways you need it, to provide superior service to your guests however you choose to reach them.
  • The Education Committee develops the curriculum for H2H University, hosts Meetups, curates research and white papers relevant to hosting, and coordinates special events for the H2H membership.
  • The Finance Team is charged with keeping H2H budgets and funds.
  • The Membership Committee is responsible for defining member qualifications, categories and dues, as well as the mechanics of managing the membership database, and engagement and retention.
Join Us! Contact any team lead or send an email to: info@host2host.org.
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