King Gemini XXVII Chris Stansell is Texas born, as we all know, everything is bigger and better there. Chris is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. He is the owner of Crank It Up Wholesale and co-owner of Independence Motor Company. Chris has been in the Krewe since Gemini’s 15th year. He served as the Duke of Texas for Gemini XXVII. He was the Captain for years XX and XXI. He has been on the Board of Directors and served as Finance Chairman for several years. Chris is the father of son Christopher and daughters Kristie and Whitney. He has been married to his lovely best friend since 1995, our precious Captain, Mary Louise. Chris looks forward to serving on behalf of his second family, the Great Krewe of Gemini.