The team

We are all couch surfers. Hosts, surfers, community members and community leaders who are putting in our time and skills to bring this project to life! Our team is made of dozens of designers, software engineers, data scientists, digital marketers, and other skilled professionals; with the team's couch surfing experience going back to the early 2000s.

The team spans every continent (except Antarctica, sorry penguins), and although many of us have only met in the last few months, what brings us together is that we've all gotten a lot of joy out of couch surfing and would like to spend our time making that experience better. We 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 you'd like to contribute, then we'd love to talk to you.

We are actively looking for people to join the team. We need a broad range of experiences, expertise, and cultural backgrounds. Please consider joining us, whether you have skills, ideas, complaints, or just want to see this done right.

Positions available

At the moment, we are specifically looking for:

  • Senior UI/UX manager
  • Digital marketers
  • Branding and graphic designers
  • Frontend engineers (especially with skills in React and TypeScript)
  • Backend engineers (we work in Python)

If you think you could help in other ways, we'd still love to hear from you!

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Who we are

We have dozens of people on the team, here are a few friendly faces

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Itsi Weinstock

Community Team Lead

Sydney, Australia

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Aapeli Vuorinen

Dev Team Lead

New York City, USA

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Emily Damgali

Community Engagement

Kaitaia, New Zealand

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Keni Teh

Graphic Designer


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Lucas Levin

Head of Frontend

London, United Kingdom

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Darren Vong

Frontend Developer

London, United Kingdom

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Jakub Szwedo

UX Designer

Poznań, Poland

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Miuriel Feliks Kochva

Head of Graphic Design & UX designer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Dominic Nayan

Head of UX

Louisville, USA

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Paulo Carlos

UX Designer

Vancouver, Canada

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Marta Zaczek

UX and Graphic Designer

Wrocław, Poland


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Community Forum

Las Palmas, Spain

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Frontend Developer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Jesse Allhands

UX Designer

Madison, USA

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Omer Baddour

Backend Developer

New York City, USA

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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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Sam Treiger

Backend Developer

Seattle, USA

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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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Jesús Olano

Frontend Developer



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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

Marlies Iserlohe

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Marco de Wit

Frontend Developer

London, United Kingdom

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