Captain Gemini XXIX Tracy Herrin

Krewe of Gemini Captain XXIX, Tracy Herrin, was born and raised in Shreveport, LA. She proudly chose a careerin the United States Air Force, where she was a Federal Agent with the Office of Special Investigations. Her retirement from Active Duty in 2004 marks one of the proudest moments in Tracy's life.

Following retirement, she has become an active member of the American Legion and a member of the Krewe of Gemini in 2014. Tracy has been Float Lieutenant, served on the constitution and bi-laws committee, the Nominating Committee, served as secretary on the Board of Directors, headed up the Dress It Up Sale, and has volunteered to help the Krewe whenever she can.

She has been married to her husband Jimmy for 12 years and has one daughter. In her free time she enjoys being on the water, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

Tracy is enjoying her year as Captain and is looking forward to a “Rocking” Mardi Gras season with her extraordinary Royalty court, who together will always remain "Forever XXIX"!!!

King Gemini XXIX Herb Doughty

King Gemini XXIX, Herb Doughty, was raised in a small rural town in central Louisiana. He earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Marketing and Business while attending Louisiana Tech University.

After college Herb moved to Shreveport and began acareer in banking. He has served on the board of the local Red Cross, Treasurer of the Independence Bowl, President of American Institute of Banking and taught Junior Achievement. Herb is currently the Vice Presidentof the Member Business Services for Carter FederalCredit Union.

In his free time he enjoys boating, tennis and golf.

Herb has two sons he is very proud of and three wonderful grandkids.

He has been a member of the Krewe of Gemini for 14 years and loved the great friendships that have been made over these years. He has served as the Secretary of the Board of Directors, has been float lieutenant, and was Duke of Texas Gemini XXI. He looks forward to serving as King XXIX and representing the best Krewe in town!

Queen Gemini XXIX Sue Cooksey

Queen Gemini XXIX, Sue Cooksey, was born and raised in DeRidder, Louisiana. Armed with a Masters in Education, Sue was a dedicated teacher in the Caddo Parish public school system for 30 years, until her retirement in 2017.

Sue as been an active participant of the Krewe of Gemini since she joined in 1997. She has been a Float Lieutenant, served on various committees, and is currently serving as Member-At-Large on Gemini’s Board of Directors. Sue has made many long-lasting and cherished friendships over the years.

Traveling, reading, and being a devoted LSU Tiger and New Orleans Saints fan are Sue’s favorites pass times.  She has been married to the love of her life and her college sweetheart, Sam, for 47 years and has three children and five grandchildren.

Sue is deeply honored to have been chosen to serve as Queen Gemini XXIX. She is eager to represent the Kreweof Gemini as a goodwill ambassador in the community.  And with the opportunity to serve as your Queen, Sue will always adhere to this year’s Gemini Royalty motto and remain ‘Forever XXIX’!

Laissez Les Bon Temp Roulez!!

Duke of Arkansas XXIX Tommy Gay

Duke of Arkansas XXIX, Tommy Gay, is an outdoorsman who loves hunting, fishing, and camping and anything else the North Louisiana lifestyle has to offer this self proclaimed “redneck”. Born and raised Shreveport, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern State College. Tommy is a Plant Engineer, currently working for JP Morgan Chase Bank as their Facility Manager.

He was widowed when he lost his wife Cynthia, over three years ago. Tommy has been blessed with two children, three step children, and five wonderful grandchildren.

Being a member of the Krewe of Gemini for three “funtastic” years and he has made some great and lasting friendships.

Tommy is eagerly anticipating his year as Duke of Arkansas XXIX and representing the Krewe of Gemini.

Duchess of Arkansas XXIX Mary Gallagher

Duchess of Arkansas XXIX, Mary Gallagher may have been born in the great state of Texas, but considers Shreveport her home. After graduating from Captain Shreve High School, she attended LSU-Shreveport and then Northwestern State University where she graduated with a degree in Nursing. Mary is the Nursing Supervisor of the Pediatric ICU at University Health. She has been a loyal employee there for the past 26 years.

Mary has been married for seven years to her husband Patrick, and has four children. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, camping, traveling and reading.

Mary joined the Krewe of Gemini in 2008. She is active on her float, has participated in the yearly hospital visits, and has helped with the Bal. Mary cherishes the friendships and memories she has made through the years.

She is looking forward to being Duchess of Arkansas andrepresenting the Krewe of Gemini.

Duke of Louisiana XXIX Scott Steele

Duke of Louisiana XXIX, Scott Steele, was raised on a dairy farm near Rayville, LA. He graduated from Rayville High School and Northeast Louisiana University. Scott’s hobbies include staying fit with CrossFit and taekwondo.  He loves golf and has more recently developed a skill in woodworking and furniture construction. More important than any of this, however, is his love of family. From his immediate family to his fiancés family, he keeps his hear twith them no matter where he is.

Scott discovered his love of travel while studying in London, England, which motivated to him to see the world.  Luckily, he found a career as a Catastrophe Team Manager with State Farm, that has taken him to 31 of the 50 states and he travels abroad for vacations whenever he can.

Scott has been a member of the Krewe of Gemini for fouryears and is looking forwarding to representing the state of Louisiana with his fiancé Sherry.

Duchess of Louisiana XXIX Sherry Roche

Duchess of Louisiana XXIX, Sherry Roche, was born in New York, but considers herself a Louisiana native since she was raised in the Shreveport area since the age of two.

As the Catastrophe Services Section Manager for State Farm, Sherry travels all over the U.S. in the wake of weather events. This spurred her love of traveling domestically and abroad.

Her other hobbies include spending time with friends and family, but most importantly raising her beagle who happens to be named for one of her martial arts heroes, Chuck Norris. Martial arts have played a significant role in her life since she was young. She is currently getting ready to test for her 7th degree black belt in taekwondo and is promoting the sport as the leader of United Taekwondo Alliance Women’s Council.

As a four year member of the Krewe of Gemini, Sherry is excited to represent Louisiana with her fiancé, Scott.

Duke of Texas XXIX Brian Cornelius

Duke of Texas XXIX, Brian Cornelius was born an Army Brat in Clarksville, Tennessee. He has a doctorate degreei n nursing practice from the University of Alabama and currently works as a nurse anesthetist at University Health.

Brian has been married for eleven years, to his wife Angela, and has two young sons. When he isn't helping save lives, he likes to spend time with his boys, go hunting, read, and is a major University of Alabama fan.

During Brian's many years of schooling, he had many interesting jobs: firefighter, paramedic, flight paramedic/nurse, deputy sheriff, and even a bouncer. He was a true jack of all trades.

Brian joined the Krewe of Gemini in 2016 for the many social opportunities it provides. He has enjoyed the friendships he has made and looks forward to the lasting bonds he knows they will carry.

Duchess of Texas XXIX Angela Cornelius

Duchess of Texas XXIX, Angela Cornelius was born and raised in the historic city of San Antonio, Texas. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch where she earned her medical doctorate degree. She is licensed by both the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Angela has been married to her husband, Brian, for eleven blissful years and has two little boys, she call her miracles.  She is part of the faculty at the LSU-Shreveport emergency medicine residency program. She is also are serve deputy for the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.  Angela is active in volunteer work for Feist Weiller cancer center, arts in medicine and her church.

She joined the Krewe of Gemini in 2015 and has served as assistant Float Lieutenant. Angela enjoys the social outlet that allows her to meet people she wouldn't have the opportunity to meet otherwise. She is excited about her year as Royalty and hopes to represent to Krewe well.

Prince Jake Wesley Skipper

Prince Jake Wesley Skipper is sponsored by Krewe members John Swanson and mother, Michele’ Skipper. He is a freshman attending Benton High School. He is an honor roll student recipient of the President’s Award for both Elementary and Middle School maintaining a 3.8 or above average; he maintained a 4.0 throughout his 8th grade year.

Jake is an active member in the youth at Cypress Baptist where he volunteers doing local mission work and serving in other areas for the church. Jake has participated over the past 6 years in the State G.U.M.B.O. games in both track and field events.

He currently holds the Louisiana State Boccia Championship title. He has competed at Texas Regional Para Olympic games in San Antonio, Texas. Jake enjoys playing video games, attending theatre plays, spending pool time with friends, and cruising the seas! He has several career paths in mind but currently plans to become a lawyer with some role in the political field. Jake is honored to represent the Krewe of Gemini with the beautiful 7 princesses!

Princess Lauren Wise

Princess Lauren Elizabeth Wise is the son of Robby (Duke of Arkansas Gemini XX) and Kelly Wise (Duchess of Arkansas Gemini XXI) and nephew of Mary and Patrick Gallagher (Duke of Arkansas Gemini XXVI). She is 15 and a sophomore at Captain Shreve High School, where she is the co-captain of the JV cheerleaders, a member of FCA, and an active member of Drama. She is an honors student who is also very involved in the student ministry at Broadmoor Baptist Church where she is a student leader. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies and doing things with her friends and family.

Lauren has ridden on the kids and teens floats for 9 years and is very excited to ride as a Princess this year. She is also accompanied this year on the court by her cousin Emma Chamberlain and her life-long friend MaKenzie Vienne. Lauren is excited to represent Gemini XXIX on the Royal Court this season.

Princess Emma Chamberlain

Princess Emma Chamberlain is the daughter of Patrick Gallagher, Gemini XXVI Duke of Arkansas, and Mary Gallagher and sister of Gemini XXVIII Prince Ethan Chamberlain and Evan Chamberlain. In addition, Emma is serving as Princess this year with her cousin Lauren Wise.  Emma is a junior at Benton High School where she is active in FCA and a member of the Lady Tigers soccer team. She is also actively involved with her church’s youth group and participates in volunteer activities in the community.  Emma enjoys hanging out with her friends, listening to music and working out. Upon graduation, she plans to attend college and pursue a degree in business. Emma has been a riding member of the kids and teen floats for 8 years. She is especially excited and honored to represent Gemini XXIX on the Royal Court this season.

Princess Jillian Maxwell

Princess Jillian Maxwell is the daughter of krewe members Ret Lt. Col Jason Lebleu and Jennifer Maxwell-Lebleu and sister to Sarah Brantley and Drew Brantley (KOG Prince XXV).  She is a sophomore at Benton High School where she is a 4.0 student. She is also a varsity cheerleader, a student council class representative, in the gifted program, and a member of FCA, Interact and SADD.  Currently, Jillian is the reigning Miss Benton Teen USA 2018. 

Volunteering in her community is important to Jillian. She is the founder of Silly Jilly’s Project Joy where she is able to visit with children of all ages in the community teaching the importance of kindness and spreading joy in everyday life.   She also volunteers at Bossier City Animal Control and Ninna’s Road to Rescue.

Upon graduation in 2020, Jillian plans on attending LSU in Baton Rouge where she wants to be a member of their gold cheer squad.    She plans on majoring in Marketing with an emphasis on Sports. 

Jillian has been involved with the Krewe of Gemini for 5 years and has ridden in the parade each year.  Jillian is very honored to represent the Krewe of Gemini as a Princess XXIX.

Princess Isabella Criswell

Princess Isabella is the daughter of Jeff and Leanna Criswell.  She is the granddaughter of Krewe and Charter members Ed Criswell (Duke of Texas VIII) and Ann Criswell (Duchess of Texas VIII).

Isabella is a Senior at Captain Shreve High School.  She is a member of the French Club, Z-Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Council.  She is a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seon Catholic Church where she enjoys volunteering with the youth and takes part in volunteer opportunities throughout the community.

Princess Natalie Miller

Princess Natalie Nicole Miller is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Craig Leo Miller. She is a sophomore magnet student at C.E. Byrd High School, where she is a Junior Varsity Cheerleader. In addition to cheering on the Jackets, Natalie is on the A honor roll, was a freshman Literary Rally participant in both English and French and received a Bronze Academic Key. She is involved in Student Council, Z-Club, Beta Club, Astra Club and several other organizations. She is also enrolled in the Visual Arts Talented Arts Program at Byrd.

Natalie is involved in the 1st Students Youth Group at First United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoys tumbling, spending time with friends, and traveling with her family. Natalie has spent 2 weeks each summer for the past 9 years at her favorite place on earth, Camp Ozark in Mount Ida, Arkansas.

Natalie has enjoyed Mardi Gras since she was very young. Her first Mardi Gras experiences were tailgating with her family and friends on the Duck Pond while watching the local parades go by and catching beads. More recently, she has enjoyed riding on the Gemini Teen Float and is looking forward to riding on the Prince and Princess float this year. Natalie is honored to represent the Krewe of Gemini as a Princess for Gemini XXIX.

Princess Kensey Colbert

Kensey is the daughter of Chase Colbert & Jodie Colbert, and the sister to Austin & Tanner Colbert.  She is the granddaughter of Al (Perky) Cobb Duke of Louisiana VIII & LaVelle Pinder Duchess of Texas XXIV and the granddaughter to the late Connie Thibodeaux Cobb Duchess of Louisiana VII. 

Kensey has been playing softball since the age of 5 and is proud to be playing her senior year at Airline High School as a Lady Viking. She has also enjoyed volunteering with softball, school and church. Brought up as a military child with many moves it never stopped her love for helping others and working with children.   

With children having a soft spot in her heart Kensey is planning on working with children in the medical field.  In her spare time you can find Kensey hanging out with her grandparents at Chiggerville or spending time with family and friends. Kensey has enjoyed the Mardi Gras experience since before she could walk and is honored to represent the Krewe as a Princess for Gemini XXIX

Princess Makensie Vienne

Makensie Danielle Vienne is the daughter of Duke of Arkansas XXI Matt Vienne and Duchess of Arkansas XXVII Mona Vienne.  She has one older brother, Prince XXIV Chace Vienne and two younger brothers, Zachary and Joshua Vienne.  Makensie is a junior at C.E Byrd High School.  She is a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, Beta, and Astra-Club.  Makensie is also a member of the Youth Leadership Program at Sci-Port.  She is a member of Broadmoor Baptist Church and is active in the youth program.  She enjoys babysitting, spending time with family and friends, and watching Netflix. Makensie hopes to attend University of Louisiana in Monroe and major in Forensic Psychology.  Makensie is honored to serve as a Princess for the Gemini XXIX.