As a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast, Madison Parker has called New Orleans home since 2011. Growing up near the water, meant developing a passion for all things aquatic, especially competitive swimming. Rising through the ranks of both national and collegiate swimming led Madison to an SEC Championship for the University of Florida swim team. Realizing the importance of water safety and getting accessible swim lessons to children at an early age, she began coaching and offering swim lessons at her local YMCA and beyond.
Taking her desire to bring solutions to the issues surrounding the urban environment and beyond, she completed her degree at the University of New Orleans in Urban Studies and Planning. It was later on that she discovered her true passion and became an artist for the Krewe of Muses, one of New Orleans's most beloved Mardi Gras parades. As an all-female organization with over 1,500 members, The Krewe of Muses prides themselves on their philanthropic efforts with the Greater New Orleans area, supporting programs that assist women and children in need and arts organizations. Sustainability and inclusivity within the Mardi Gras industry are at the forefront of her endeavors, advocating for reusable Mardi Gras throws that lesson the environmental impact on the City of New Orleans and its citizens. If you can’t find her in a body of water, she is likely tending her garden with her dog Luna close behind.