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.