Meet the Team

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Laura King

Laura King became the Executive Director of Young Audiences of Abilene in August of  2021.  Laura has a B.S. in education from McMurry University and has taught 17 years in elementary school.  She has enjoyed Young Audience programs with her former students and as a teacher.  As a lifelong education enthusiast, she is dedicated to serving Abilene's youth through her role at Young Audiences of Abilene.


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