Who We Are

Who is Host2Host?

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 homesharing 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 homesharing businesses in a manner that adds value not just to the individual bottom line, but to the community as well.

Who is a member of Host2Host?

Anybody can become a member of Host2Host. We are focused on serving as a unified voice for Oregon’s homesharing 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 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 five-member Executive Committee. Current operating committees are Advocacy, Education, Communication, Membership. We anticipate new committees will be formed as we grow.

Host2Host Core Committee

Dabney Tompkins & Alan Colley

Hosts of the Fire Lookout in Tiller, Oregon.

Members of the Executive Committee. Dabney is a member for the Finance team. Alan is a member of the Communication team.

Darlene Curtis

Host in NE Portland

Member of the Core Committee

Rachel Harris & Bob McCoy

Hosts in SW Portland  

Members of the Core Committee

Rob & Debi Hertert

Hosting Your Home and Home Share PDX Meetup Founders, Hosts in SW Portland & Lincoln City

Members of the Executive, Education, Communication, Membership, and every other committee.

Tom Miller

Host in SE Portland

Member of the Executive and Advocacy teams.

Jill Palamountain

Host in NE Portland

Member of the Communication and Membership teams

Pamela Perry

Host in North Portland

Member of the Education & Communication teams

Nancy Scott

Host in West Linn

Member of the Communications team

Executive Committee

Five members of our Host2Host Conference Committee huddled one day early in the Spring of 2017 to envision how the Oregon 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:

Debi Hertert, Chair

Alan Colley, Vice-Chair

Rob Hertert, Secretary

Dabney Tompkins, Treasurer

Tom Miller, Legal Advisor

We Need Your Help

It takes a lot of hands to launch this big idea. Be 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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