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The Host Advisory Board gives Hosts a seat at the table to represent the voice of the community in shaping the future with Airbnb.

Meet the members

These 24 Hosts represent the best of our community and lead by example. They’re Community Leaders, Superhost Ambassadors, Community Center members, or active in other community programs at Airbnb. They’re passionate about hosting, have made significant contributions to the Airbnb community, and have an important voice as we move forward together.

Anna Jones

Shwmae from Pembrokeshire, Wales! I’m a rural Host and a founding member of the U.K. Community Board. I love sustainable hospitality and created a video to help Hosts.

Claudia Pattarini

Since I started hosting in 2015, I founded the Lake Como Airbnb Community group with other Hosts in Italy. I bring social inclusion, economic accessibility, and respect for the environment into hosting.

Daniel Chamillard

I started hosting in 2012, and it’s now my passion! As a Superhost Ambassador in Spain, I encourage and inspire people to be part of this exciting adventure.

Deirdre Gower

I started hosting in-person Airbnb Experiences in 2014, and launched an Online Experience in 2020. I’m a Community Leader in Cape Town, South Africa, and advocate for accessible travel.

Delphine Bresson

Since 2020, I’ve been hosting in a village near the Fontainebleau Forest in France. As a leader of my community, I actively pursue ways to promote sustainable tourism.

Felicity Stevens

I’ve been welcoming guests from all over the world to our enchanted corner of Sydney for a decade. I focus on reducing greenhouse emissions, conserving resources, and reducing waste.

Jennifer Schnier

I started hosting in 2018 in Canada’s Georgian Bay Biosphere, world’s largest freshwater archipelago. I have a sustainable travel Experience and showcase sustainable solutions for guests.

Kirk Brown

I started co-hosting in 2020 with a friend in Atlanta, and we became profitable Superhosts not long after. Now, we teach classes to others looking to list their own properties on Airbnb.

Merrydith Callegari

I love to travel. I started hosting in Tasmania, Australia, in 2016. I’ve been a community leader for four years, organizing Host events across Tasmania.

Michael O’ Reilly

I started hosting in Falcarragh, Ireland, in 2016 and was a founding member of the Ireland Community Board. I love learning about different cultures and meeting new people.

Nadia Giordani

I became a Host in 2016, after building my first tiny house. I now manage another listing and have the opportunity to engage with other Hosts as a Community Leader in Atlanta.

Nutth Ritharom

Three years ago, I renovated my mother’s house in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and opened a homestay. I’m now an Experiences Community Leader and a regular in the Community Center.

Omar Covarrubias Hernandez

I’m a proud resident of Mexico City. I love to meet new people. I’m an active member in several Host leader groups, and I’ve led training webinars for new Hosts.

Pamellah Gakenia

As a people person, hosting comes naturally to me. I’m a wedding and events planner and Community Leader living in historic, coastal Malindi, Kenya.

Pauline Aughe

I started hosting in 2015 as a way to support my husband through a debilitating illness. Since then, hosting has become an enriching experience for our entire family.

Peter Kwan

Sharing my California home has connected me to people who wouldn’t otherwise have been part of my life. I formed the first Host community group, which still meets!

Pooja Arya

I started hosting in 2014, and Airbnb is a gateway to new cultures for me. I now manage social media for Hosts in Bangalore, India, so we can engage and learn from one another.

Ronaldo Monge

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I started hosting in 2015 with my spare bedroom in Chicago. Now I train Hosts, co-host, and offer five different Airbnb Experiences.

Sebastian Mutschler

I’ve been hosting in Orléans, France, since 2016. I’ve worked in the tourism industry for 15 years, so it’s second nature for me to connect with people and provide quality service.

Shinya Nishide

As a Host, I’ve welcomed hundreds of memorable guests in my typical Japanese-style house. I’m also an original member of the hosting community in Osaka, Japan.

Susan Wynne Bailey

I became a Host out of necessity, and now I embrace it as my passion. I’m a Host mentor, I’m in two advocacy groups, and I’m an Airbnb.org Host in California and Colorado.

Till Zieger

I’ve hosted guests in Stuttgart, Germany, since 2010. I co-manage the largest German-speaking Host social media group, and I’m an active Community Center contributor.

Vinícius De Franceschi

I decided to host a bedroom to make some money when Brazil hosted the World Cup. I’m now a local Community Leader in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Yajaira Sosa

My life revolved around hospitality long before I started hosting on Airbnb in 2015. I’m a Community Leader in the Dominican Republic and collaborate with other Hosts.

Behind the badge

The Host Advisory Board is a diverse and inclusive representation of our Host community.

  • 129 years of cumulative hosting experience
  • A diverse representation of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status
  • A full spectrum of life experience
  • Different cultural backgrounds, with home bases in 17 countries
  • Champions in several key focus areas, including sustainability, diversity, accessibility, and policy
Behind the badge

The Host Advisory Board is a diverse and inclusive representation of our Host community.

  • 129 years of cumulative hosting experience
  • A diverse representation of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status
  • A full spectrum of life experience
  • Different cultural backgrounds, with home bases in 17 countries
  • Champions in several key focus areas, including sustainability, diversity, accessibility, and policy

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Host Advisory Board?

The Host Advisory Board helps influence Host-related policies, programs, and products. The board will also provide input regarding the way the Airbnb Host Endowment is used to support the Host community.

What can I expect from the Host Advisory Board?

The Host Advisory Board represents the voice of the Host community with Airbnb leadership. The board plays an important role in shaping the future of Airbnb.

How was the Host Advisory Board selected?

Hosts were nominated based on their experience, mastery of hosting, and enormous impact in their communities.