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.

About Us

Royal Court XIV


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. 


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 charitable 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!!

King Atlas XIV- David Sims

Our king was born and raised in Haynesville, LA. He played football for Haynesville High School where he obtained 2 state championship rings. He resides in Greenwood, LA now with his queen and their 4 children. He works as an oil blender at Lube- Tech in Shreveport. He served as our Duke of Desire XII and he has served on our board of directors for the last two years as Lt. of chairty. In his free time he enjoys listening to live music, playing a mean game of dominos, grilling, and watching his beloved Tigers and Saints play ball! David is very honored and thrilled to serve as your King of Atlas XIV

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Duchess of Light Kelley McCain 

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 Kelly was born in Shreveport and raised in the Oxford Community of DeSoto Parish.  She attended Panola College and Northwestern State University.  Kelly is a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and has been married to her sweetheart, Kristian Mccain, for fifteen years. Her son, Danny McCain personally hung the moon & stars for her pleasure. Her labor of love is art and design; with a broad atelier in painting, drawing, costume production, and fashion. Kelly has been active in the Northwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Association for ten years

Co-Captain XIV and Queen XIV- Elizabeth Sims

Elizabeth was born in NM and raised on the MS Gulf Coast. She has her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. She currently lives in Greenwood, LA with her family. She homeschools their children. She is the founder of Superkids Homeschool Group the areas only group for homeschooling your special needs child. She also judges pageants. She has served as our Duchess of Desire XII, Co Captain XIII, and on our board as fundraising chair and historian. She enjoys crafting, reading, shopping and photography. She is deeply humbled and honored to serve as your Queen of Atlas XIV. 

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Princess Atlas XIV Bella Sims

Bella was born in Shreveport, LA. She is 11 years old and in the 5th grade with St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Homeschool Program. She is very active in the Caddo Parish 4H program. She has competed in numerous beauty pageants since she was 4 months old at a local, state and national level. She currently plays volleyball for the Shreveport Force and ball hockey with the Red River Hockey Club. She has 3 older brothers so she is very well protected and spoiled. She has 7 rescue kittys, a toy poodle and one fish. Her hobbies include baking, skecthing, playing her xbox, shopping, and eating tacos. 

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Duke of Darkness Davy Plilar-Pearson

Davy was born in New Orleans, LA. He is married to Ray Pliler-Pearson and they have a 2 year old Golden Doodle named Shasta. They live on the beautiful Cross Lake in Shreveport, LA.

Davy is a welder and carpenter. He specializes in decks, fences and home renovations.

He enjoys fishing, wood working, painting, creating art with glass, diving and traveling with his husband. Davy is a huge New Orleans Saints fan!

He is honored to serve as this years Duke of Atlas XIV.

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