Alfreda’s writing experience and excitement help us provide a place to collaborate and share ideas and apprehensions as writers, which in turn, builds on old and new stories.

Authors' Corner

Alfreda Duffy

Alberta, CAN

Bryndís serves as a language consultant and marketing assistant for Icelandic Roots.


Bryndís Víglundsdóttir

Reykjavík, ÍSL

Heather’s professional experience and interest in literature lend well to her genealogical pursuits and her role as host of the IR Book Club.

Book Club Director

Heather Lytwyn

Manitoba, CAN

Jody joined the IR Leadership Team in August of 2021 to lead Public Education and continue as the Snorri Liason.

Public Outreach

Jody Arman-Jones

Minnesota, USA

Since returning home from the Snorri Program, Kjersten has been interested in learning more about her ancestors and heritage. She has shared her Snorri experience on Samtal Hour and has since joined IR working with our social media team as well as an editor on the database.

Social Media

Kjersten Gaminek

Manitoba, CAN

Randy manages the IR Facebook private group page. He welcomes new members, vets them and makes sure all is well within the groups postings and interactions.

Facebook Group

Randy Johnson

British Columbia, CAN

Sharron is excited to join the IR Volunteer Team, working with others in the creation and promotion of new work by IR authors. She has more than 45 years of experience, writing in a wide variety of genres.

Authors' Corner

Sharron Arksey

Manitoba, CAN

As an IR volunteer, Will is eager to contribute his multimedia production skills, including video editing, podcast hosting, and original music production.

Media Producer

Will Beaton

Colorado, USA

Becky first joined Icelandic Roots before traveling to Iceland in 2016 but did not become an active member until 2020. She ran the 2021 Fitness Challenge and is a member of the social media team and the writers’ group.

Writing Team Leader

Becky Byerly-Adams

Colorado, USA

Gay has written songs, plays, grants, newspaper articles and picture books. She is pleased to take part and contribute to the writers' group.


Gay Strandemo

Wisconsin, USA

As an Icelandic Roots volunteer, Jason is the Director of Social Media. In this role, he provides education to members and promotes public and private events at Icelandic Roots.

Social Media Team Leader

Jason Doctor

California, USA

As an IR volunteer, Judy hopes to learn more about her ancestors’ homeland and encourage connections among IR members.

Samtal Hour

Judy Dickson

British Columbia, CAN

Natalie not only contributes as a board member and genealogist, but also lends her talents to our podcasts, web, and social media presence.


Natalie Guttormson

Alberta, CAN

Rob began volunteering at Icelandic Roots in 2015 with the goal of becoming a better genealogist and to help with the IR database. Work responsibilities eventually sank that plan, but with retirement in 2021 Rob got a second chance and has since drifted into the realm of IR communications, dabbling in newsletters, training materials, and storytelling.


Rob Olason

Washington, USA

Sverri brings a wealth of experience and interest to the IR community and contributes to our Writing Team.

Writing Team

Sverrir Sigurdsson

Virginia, USA

Edda enjoys Icelandic Roots and shares a wide variety of talents as a librarian, folklorist, teacher, writer, and Icelandic Heritage enthusiast.


Þórdís Edda Guðjónsdóttir

Kópavogur, ÍSL