The Team

We are all couch surfers and skilled professionals who want to build an improved, safer and more inclusive platform that can support and sustainably grow the couch surfing community and bring its values to the world. If you feel the same way and want to contribute, then we'd love to talk to you.

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Aapeli Vuorinen

Co-founder, Board Director


New York City, USA

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Itsi Weinstock

Co-founder, Board Director

Executive Director

New York City, USA

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Andrea Woodard

Board Director

Orlando, USA

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Jesse Allhands

Head of Community & Support

Berlin, Germany

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Farley Farley

Head of Product

New Plymouth, New Zealand

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Dominic Nayan

UI/UX Design Lead

Boston, USA

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Lucas Levin

Frontend (Web) Development Lead

Melbourne, Australia

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Mariana Baroni

Translations Lead


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Hamish Fagg

Backend Developer

Hastings, New Zealand

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Darren Vong

Frontend Developer

London, United Kingdom

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Claudio Costa

Translations Lead

Valencia, Spain

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Yi Chen

Digital Marketer

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

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Emily Damgali

Community Engagement

Istanbul, Turkey

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Ben Weiner

Email Marketer

Shenzhen, China

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Guillermo de la Puente

Frontend Developer

Traveling, Earth

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Nolo Sabes

Community Forum Designer

Las Palmas, Spain

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Inbar Atias

UX Designer


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William Ginsberg

Frontend Developer

Toronto, Canada

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Han Chengyu

Language Lead: Chinese (Simplified)

Hangzhou, China

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Sam Treiger

Backend Developer

Seattle, USA

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Sam Nuñez

Grants Specialist


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Marta Zaczek

UX and Graphic Designer

Wrocław, Poland

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Miuriel Feliks Kochva

UX & Graphic designer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Paulo Carlos

UX Designer

Vancouver, Canada

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Frontend Developer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Jesús Olano

Frontend Developer


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Omer Baddour

Backend Developer

New York City, USA

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Jakub Szwedo

UX Designer

Poznań, Poland

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Thomas Dekiere

Frontend Developer

Ghent, Belgium

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Zlata Veresniak

UX/UI Designer

Wrocław, Poland

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Julia Evteeva

UX Designer

Vancouver, Canada

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Krzysztof Kosecki

Frontend Developer

Kraków, Poland

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Max Vuorinen

Graphic Designer

Helsinki, Finland

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Martina Ferrari

Community Structure Designer

Dublin, Ireland

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Lennart van Laake

Backend Developer

Arnhem, Netherlands

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Sherri Cui

Frontend Developer

Ancona, Italy

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Val Natanelov

Strategic Advisor

Brisbane, Australia

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Mindy Curtis

Graphic Designer

Los Angeles, USA

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Vincent Rouilhac

Frontend Developer

Normandy, France

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Colin Ashby

Digital Marketer

Houston, USA

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Henri Vuorinen

Backend Developer

Helsinki, Finland

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Janis Lesinskis

Backend Developer

Melbourne, Australia

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Marlies Iserlohe

Community Outreach

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Marco de Wit

Frontend Developer

London, United Kingdom

Have skills you want to contribute? is a community project, built by folks like you for the benefit of the global couch surfing community. If you would like to be a part of this great new project, or leave your feedback on our ideas, click the button below and fill out the short form.

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