About Us

Organized in 2006, the Krewe of Atlas is named after the mythological Titan warrior Atlas. Krewe Members are bound together by the belief that Mardi Gras is a “Celebration for the Masses.” After storming Olympus and threatening the Gods, Atlas was sentenced to hold up the world on his shoulders forever. Just as the world encompassed people from all walks of like so does our Krewe, and in the spirit of Atlas we strive to lift up our “area of the world” through our community service projects.

Board Members


President 2021-2022

 Theresa Miller


Theresa is a military brat and has called Bossier City home since 1976.  She attended Parkway High School and has a degree from LSU.  Currently she is a Realtor with Century 21 Elite.

Theresa is very active in the community serving on several other non-profit organizations, she currently serves on the Easter Seals Board of Directors, and is the current President for the Northwest LA Board of Realtors. 


Theresa served as Queen Atlas XII for 2019-2021, Duchess of Peace on the Royal Court XI.   

In her spare time, she loves riding her 2013 Triglide Motorcycle, spending time with her grandchildren, bowling, spending time at the lake and fishing or just floating in her swimming pool.

Co-Captain & Historian -

Elizabeth Terrill-Sims


Elizabeth has been involved with Mardi gras in the Ark La Tx for 6 years. She was born in New Mexico and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She went back to NM for college where she obtained her BS in Criminal Justice. 

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Elizabeth has served on our board as Lt. of fundraising and she was our Co-Captain XIII. She also served as Duchess of Desire XII. She married her best friend David in 2006 and they moved back to his home state of Louisiana in 2007. They have 3 sons, Christopher, David Jr, Mickey and 1 princess Isabella.

She is the founder of SuperKids Homeschool Group (a local group for families who teach their special needs child at home) and she also judges beauty pageants. Elizabeth enjoys live music, crafting, reading and spreading autism awareness. She is also a huge Saints and LSU fan. 


coordinator for the Infectious Disease department. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband of 38 years, her children and grandchildren, cooking, and hanging out with her fellow Queens forever.

Treasurer - Dana Favrot


Native of Shreveport, now residing in Frierson, Dana is a ten-year veteran of the Krewe of Atlas and has been heavily involved in numerous activities and charities with the Krewe. President Dana retired from LSU Health after 25 years where she served as RN clinical research

Lt. of Charity - David Sims


David was born and raised in 

Haynesville, LA. He graduated Haynesville High where he obtained 2 state championship rings playing football. He then went to work in the oilfield. He moved to Mississippi where he met the love of his life Elizabeth. They married and moved to Shreveport in 2007. He now works for Lube-Tech Technologies. When he has time off he enjoys grilling, listening to live music, and watching his beloved LSU Tigers and Saints play ball. David served as our Duke of Desire XII. 

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Secretary– Emily Favrot


Emily Favrot is a lifelong resident of Louisiana and is currently working as a paralegal and notary public. She enjoys spending time with her son, Eli, and her friends and family in the Krewe of Atlas. Emily is a 8 year veteran of the Krewe of Atlas and served on Royal 

Court VII as the Duchess of Innocence, Royal Court X as Co-Captain, and Queen Atlas XI. She has been heavily involved in the Krewe’s many activities and fundraising events, including: silent auction, booze barrel, and garage sale.

Lieutenant of Merriment– Chris Miller


Chris is a native of Bossier City and attended Bossier High School and Bossier Parish Community College. He is the senior outside salesman for ABC supply and has been employed there for 23 years. Chris has been a member of the Krewe of Atlas since 2017, assisting with


its various charities. He served as Duke of Peace during Atlas' Age of Aquarius season XI.  He served the Krewe of Atlas as King XII for the 2019-2021 season. He has been married to his wife and Queen for the past 16 years. Combined they have three sons and one daughter, along with eight wonderful grandchildren. In his spare time, he loves riding his motorcycle, traveling to new places, bowling, and cooking in grill competitions.

Captain XIV - John Pumilio

John is a native of Shreveport, LA and he is employed with Tra-Dor Property Management where he serves as Vice-President. 

John has been an active member of the local Mardi Gras scene since 1990 and has been a proud member of The Mighty Krewe of Atlas since 2014. 


I'Since joining Atlas, John has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and President, and was Co-Captain 2016-2017 and Captain 2018-2019.

John is drawn to the diversity of and the chairtable work performed by The Krewe of Atlas. 

In his spare time John enjoys time with his family and friends, "happy hour", good food, fun and fellowship....and trips to NEW ORLEANS!!

Lt. of Fundraising- Bitsy Smith

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Bitsy has been an Atlas member for the past 8 years. She served as royalty chair 2016-17, and as the Duchess of Love in 2018-19. 

She and her husband John have been married for 29 years. Bisty has two granddaughters, one grandson, and one great- granddaughter in South Carolina and two granddaughters in Maine. Being raised on a farm in South Carolina she has a deep love of animals. She and John have 6 rescue kitties that are spoiled rotten. They also contribute to the Broadmoor area with their seasonal decorations at their home located at the corner of Fern and Pierremont, otherwise known as the Holiday House. 

Float Lt.- Matt Parmelee

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