Host Advisory Board

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 23 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.

Dandara Buarque

I’m a local Community Leader and Superhost Ambassador in Maceió, Brazil. Airbnb is my great passion because it lets me interact meaningfully with so many different people and cultures.

Dolly Duran

Back in 2017, I started hosting a small studio in my Florida home to help pay the mortgage. Now I manage multiple properties and serve as a Superhost Ambassador, helping new hosts get started.

Rachel Melland

Nearly a decade after I began hosting yurts on our farm in England’s Peak District National Park, I still love seeing guests’ delight when they arrive. I’m also a Superhost Ambassador.

José Manuel Esquivel Ramírez

A few years ago, I restored a home in Jerez, Spain and began hosting. Now I serve as a Community Leader and design homes for other Hosts, contributing to my community's economy and sustainability.
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Jue Murugu (Juliette)

Hosting has been my passion since 2015! A Community Leader and Superhost Ambassador in Nairobi, I am humbled and delighted to see some of the people I’ve assisted become SuperHosts.
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Katie Mead

My amazing hosting adventure started in 2014. As a Superhost Ambassador and Community Leader, I've supported local Hosts and advocated for reasonable regulations in Lake Arrowhead, California.
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Keshav Aggarwal

In 2019, I started hosting an Airbnb street art experience in Delhi, India, and have just started a new journey hosting unique, earthen homes. I enjoy building cultural connections as a Global Community Leader for Online Experiences.
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Mauricio Bernal Cruz

As a proud Mexican and Community Leader, I have a deep appreciation for where I live, and I love to inspire others to find their sense of belonging. I've been an Airbnb host since 2019.
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Rie Matsumura

I’m proud to have welcomed guests from different cultures to Okinawa, Japan since 2016. I've served as its Community Leader from the start, working to expand hosting opportunities on the island.
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Sarah Huang (Yang-Fen)

I became a host in Adelaide, Australia in 2016. Now I’m a Superhost Ambassador and Community Leader with an unofficial Airbnb motto: “Learning from others, sharing with others, serving others.”
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Tatiya Uttarathiyang

I'm a Community Leader in Thailand who loves how Airbnb makes the world smaller. I began hosting in 2013 as a hobby, and now host and co-host homes and Experiences full time.
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Marielle Térouinard

Hosting is a window to the world, and to me, that’s magic. I joined Airbnb in 2013 in a little village near Chartres, France, and am now an active Community Leader and volunteer.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 15 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.