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.
Royal Court XII
Captain XII - 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. Captain 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.
King Atlas XII
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 has been married to his wife and Queen 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.
Duchess of Desire - Elizabeth Sims
Elizabeth has been involved with Mardi gras in the Ark La Tx for 4 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.
Queen Atlas XII
Our Queen was born in Germany while her parents were stationed overseas with the US Air Force. She is an alumna of Parkway High School and earned a Liberal Arts degree from LSU. Theresa has spent over 20 years in the Human Resource-Personnel
field and is currently a realtor with Century 21 Elite in Shreveport. A member of the Krewe of Atlas since 2017, she is also very active in the community serving with several other non-profit organizations, currently serves on the Easter Seals Board of Directors, and is the President-Elect for the Northwest Board of Realtors. In her spare time, she loves riding her motorcycle, spending time with her grandchildren, bowling, spending time at the lake, fishing, or just floating in her swimming pool.
Co-Captain XII - Marianne Pickens
Marianne was born and raised in Shreveport. She has lived in Chicago, Dallas and Baton Rouge. She moved back to Shreveport in 2005 and is currently a Buyer for Oschner LSU Health shreveport. She loves traveling, hanging out with family and friends and rooting on the LSU tigers and the Dallas Cowboys.
Marianne has been a member of the Krewe since 2014 and enjoys participating in all the Krewe's charities, activities and functions. She looks forward to representing the Krewe this season.
Duke of Desire - David Sims
Our Duke of Desire 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 with his family. He moved to Mississippi where he met the love of his life, his Duchess of Desire, Elizabeth. They married and moved to Shreveport to be near family.
He now works for Lube Tech in Shreveport.
He and his wife have 4 kids. When he has time off he enjoys grilling, listening to live music, bowling, playing ball hockey with his kids and watching his beloved Tigers and Saints play.
Duchess of Delight - Jan Moses
Duchess of Decadence - Cathy Zahn
Duke of Delight - Randy Moses
Duke of Decadence - Bob Zahn
Duchess of Delisheness - Tommi Johnson
Tommi was born and raised in Shreveport, and has lived other places, but has always called Louisiana home. Tommi has been a stylist for 2 years and has a deep passion for all things hair! In her spare time Tommi loves to listen to music, spend time with her sisters, and
her family. Family is her favorite thing! She has been married to husband and best friend, Justin for 10 years. Her children are- 2 sons, Tobie 19, and Lance 11. And daughters Baylee-16 and Fallyn-9. Other "children" include a sweet pitbull named Ottis, 3 kitties, 2 bearded dragons and a few parakeets.
Tommi has been part of the Atlas family for 5 years. She looks forward to becoming more involved in the upcoming seasons, as well as a possible board position. She looks forward to continuing to serve her mighty krewe!!