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 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 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 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 six-member Executive Committee and 11 member Board of Directors. Current operating committees are Advocacy, Education, Communication, Membership. We anticipate new committees will be formed as we grow.

Host2Host Board of Directors

Alan Colley - President

Hosts the Fire Lookout in Tiller, Oregon.

Alan is serving as Host2Host President for 2020. He is a co-founder of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee and currently leads the Communication Committee and its many branches. Contact Alan

Debi Hertert - Immediate Past President

Hosting Your Home and Home Share PDX Meet-up co-founder & hosts in SouthWest Portland & Seal Rock, Oregon.

Debi is co-founder of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee and she co-leads the Education and Event committees. Debi also sits on most every other committee. As the Immediate Past President, Debi will help guide the Host2Host President. Contact Debi

Rob Hertert - President Elect

Hosting Your Home and Home Share PDX Meet-up co- founder & hosts in SouthWest Portland & Seal Rock, Oregon. 

Rob is co-founder of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee and Advocacy Committee lead. Rob also co-leads to Tech Committee and sits on the Membership Committee. As President Elect, Rob will support the current President and serve as President in 2021.

Dabney Tompkins - Secretary

Hosts the Fire Lookout in Tiller, Oregon.  

Dabney is serving as Host2Host Secretary for 2020. He is a co-founder of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee and currently leads the Finance and Nominating Committees. Dabney also crafted Host2Host's by-laws. 

Pamela Perry - Treasurer

Hosts in North Portland

Pamela is serving as Host2Host Treasurer for 2020. She is a co-founder of Host2Host, a member of the Executive and Communication Committees and has served as H2H Coast to Coast Facebook group administrator.

Michael Bungartz

Co-owner of Revel Home in Milwaukie, Oregon 

Michael is serving on the Host2Host Board of Directors for 2020. He is a member of the Membership, Tech and Business Outreach Committees.

Becky Burnett

Co-owner of  Ruby Jewel Ice Cream and Hosts in North Portland 

Becky is serving on the Host2Host Board of Directors for 2020-2021.  She is a member of the Business Outreach Committee.

Robert Jordan

Hosts in NorthEast Portland.

Robert is serving on the Host2Host Board of Directors for 2020-2021.  He is a member of the Advocacy Committee and resident expert on Neighborhood Associations.

Tamara Koedoot

Hosts in SouthEast Portland. 

Tamara is serving on the Host2Host Board of Directors for 2019-2020.  She is a member of the Business Outreach Committee and moderator of Member's Only Facebook Group. 

Alanna Miel

Owner of Sweet Haven Rentals & hosts in NorthEast Portland and Lincoln City, Oregon.

Miel is serving on the Host2Host Board of Directors for 2020-2021.  She is a member of the Business Outreach and Membership Committees. 

Ryan Tigner

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

Ryan is serving on the Host2Host Board of Directors for 2019-2020.  He is a member of the Business Outreach Committee.  

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:

     Alan Colley, President

     Debi Hertert, Immediate Past President

     Rob Hertert, President Elect

     Dabney Tompkins, Secretary

     Pamela Perry, Treasurer

     Jill  Palamountain, Executive Director

Jill Palamountain - Executive Director

Hosts in North East Portland

Jill is a co-founder of Host2Host, a member of the Executive Committee, Membership Committee lead and co-lead of the Tech Committee.  Jill is also a member of the Communication Committee, Website Refresh Task Force and produces the Host2Host Newsletter. Contact Jill

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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