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.
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
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.
Historian – 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.
Parade Lieutenant – 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 2019-2020 season. He has been married to his wife and duchess for the past 15 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.
Lt. of Charity - David Sims
Captain XIII - Karen Barnes
Treasurer - 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 Duchess as Peace on the Royal Court XI. Most recently she served as Queen Atlas XII for 2019-2020 season.
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.
Secretary - Ray Pliler-Pearson
Lt. of Merriment - Davy Pliler-Pearson
Fundraising Chair - Elizabeth Sims
Elizabeth has been involved with Mardi gras in the Ark La Tx for 5 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.
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 playing ball hockey with her kids, reading, bowling, and spreading autism awareness. She is also a huge Saints and LSU fan. Served as Atlas' Duchess of Desire XII.