Duke of Arkansas XXVIII Keith McDonald

Keith McDonald, our Duke of Arkansas XXVIII, grew up in Tallulah, Louisiana.  He graduated from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Construction Engineering.  He is a devoted husband to his wife, Karen, the proud father of four children, and an even prouder grandfather of ten grandchildren.  He has participated in Gemini functions since 1998 when his wife joined as part of a corporate sponsorship.  Our Duke of Arkansas joined the Krewe himself in 2005 as a full member. 

Keith is currently the Quality and Safety Director at Calument Packaging.  A large portion of his career has been devoted to residential and commercial construction management and industrial environmental management.  He is very active in his church and serves in numerous capacities there.  He also enjoys swimming, golf, hunting, and traveling.  Our Duke of Arkansas is honored to serve in Gemini XXVIII.

Duchess of Arkansas XXVIII Karen McDonald

Karen McDonald, our Duchess of Arkansas XXVIII, is a native of Louisiana, having lived in Minden, Ruston, and later settling in Shreveport.  Her most treasured roles are those of wife, mother, and grandmother.  She and her husband, Keith, have four children and ten grandchildren.  She joined the Krewe of Gemini in 1998 as part of a corporate sponsorship and later joined in 2005 as a full member. 

Karen recently retired from her position as Human Resources Manager at Storer Equipment Company in Shreveport and has begun her own consulting business, People Matters.  She is very active in her church and serves in numerous capacities there, including community outreach and spiritual growth.  Our Duchess of Arkansas is honored to serve with her husband as they represent the state of Arkansas for Gemini XXVIII.

Duke of Louisiana XXVIII Ted Bryson

Ted Bryson, our Duke of Louisiana XXVIII, lives on a tree farm in Longwood, Louisiana. He is the father of three children.  He has been a member of the Krewe of Gemini for three years.  He graduated from ULM in Monroe and later from LSU in Baton Rouge.  He is employed as a pharmacist at University Health Hospital in Shreveport. 

Ted enjoys music, concerts, travel, cooking, entertaining, fishing, and boating.  He is also an Eagle Scout and a member of the Masonic Lodge.  He counts his health, his family, and his many friends as his blessings in life.  Our Duke of Louisiana is grateful to be part of this Krewe which he feels is comprised of many dedicated members.

Duchess of Louisiana XXVIII Cathy Bolt

Cathy Bolt, our Duchess of Louisiana XXVIII, was born and raised in Shreveport.  After graduating from Captain Shreve High School, she went on to graduate from Louisiana Tech with a degree in Finance.  She has been married to her best friend, Carl, for ten years.  She is the step-mother to two children and enjoys her four grandchildren.  She joined the Krewe of Gemini four years ago and has served as Meetings Chairman and also Special Events Chairman. 

Cathy is currently employed at the Law Office of Kirby Kelly in the litigation department.  She has been involved with Mudbug Madness for fifteen years and currently serves as the Finance and Sign Chairman.  She enjoys spending time with her family as well as watching Saints, LSU, and Tech football games, and Nascar.  She is very honored to serve as Duchess of Louisiana this year.

Duke of Texas XXVIII Roger Lites

Roger Lites, our Duke of Texas XXVIII, has been a resident of Shreveport his entire life.  After graduating high school, he went to work at his father’s gas station where in later life, he became part owner.  He is now the proud owner of four businesses in the Shreveport/Bossier City area.  He and his wife, Karen, are the proud parents of three children and grandparents of four.  He has been a member of the Krewe of Gemini since 2006.  His hobbies include playing Fantasy Football, cooking competitively in barbeque contests, and traveling. 

Roger is an avid pool shooter and has played on several teams in national competitions.  In his last tournament appearance, our Duke won a national championship at the 2008 APA National 9-Ball Singles Championships.  He is honored to represent Gemini XXVIII as the Duke of Texas.

Duchess of Texas XXVIII Sheri Underwood

Sheri Underwood, our Duchess of Texas XXVIII, was born and raised in Shreveport.  She is a graduate of C. E. Byrd High School.  She and her husband, Troy, live in Blanchard with a houseful of furry friends.  She joined the Krewe of Gemini in 2010 and has served as a float lieutenant.  She is currently employed as a medical transcriptionist with Willis-Knighton Health System. 

Sheri enjoys going to the movies, trying new restaurants, watching football, and traveling.  She has always had an intense passion for reading and writing and is currently working on her first full length novel.  She is honored to have been chosen to serve as Duchess of Texas for Gemini XXVIII and proud to represent the Krewe of Gemini.