Queen Gemini XXX, Karen Baker

Queen Gemini XXX, Karen Baker, was born in De Moines, Iowa, but raised in Houma, Louisiana. After graduating from Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma, she attended Northwestern State University, graduating in 1991. Karen developed an affinity for the people and culture of north Louisiana and moved to Shreveport after college to sell air time with KVKI in 1992. Her rapport with people and sales acumen led Karen to marketing tangible objects. She graduated from real estate school and joined Coldwell Banker Gosslee in 1997.

Meeting the love of her life at work in 1998, Karen and Mark Baker married in 2000. They are the proud parents of Alexis (24), Drew (16), and Andrea (13), and the grandparent of Brody (4).

Joining the Krewe of Gemini together in 2007, Mark served as the Duke of Texas, Krewe of Gemini XXII. Karen has served as Newsletter Chairman and Float Lieutenant. She has served as Float AA’s secretary-treasurer for five years. Drew is serving as a Prince for Krewe of Gemini XXX.

Karen cherishes her career as a Realtor, serving where needed on the National, State, and Local levels. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and traveling.

Karen is honored to represent the Krewe of Gemini as Queen XXX and to serve the Krewe for many years to come.