Meet the Team


Talan Cobb

Talan Cobb became the Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene in July 2020. Talan is an Abilene native, has a B.A. of Communications, and has spent the last several years volunteering in the community and working in the non-profit realm. As a lifelong arts and education enthusiast, she is dedicated to serving Abilene's youth through her role at Young Audiences of Abilene.

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April Mercer

At YA, April has the opportunity to combine her love of the arts with her passion for education.  She earned her B.S. from McMurry University and has 8 years experience teaching English & Spanish. April adores the arts, often participating in local theater and musical performances. Young Audiences of Abilene provides a meaningful role in the education of our area children, and April is honored to be part of that.

Executive Director

Program Director