• Subaru

Adventure Subaru

2269 N.Henbest Dr.,
Fayetteville, AR 72704

  • Sales: (888) 742-9091
  • Service: 888-523-7266
  • Parts: 866-795-3091

"Service in the Nelms tradition"

The Adventure Subaru Team


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Don Nelms
    Owner

    Don Nelms has owned and operated automobile dealerships in NW Arkansas for over 30 years.  In 2001 he sold Nelms Auto Park to the Penske Auto Group.  He and his wife, Millie moved to Jasper, AR in Newton County and Don began his journey into the world of photography.  In the last 5 years, he has pursued images of nature throughout the Ozarks.  He has published 2 slideshows (Fall on the Buffalo & Spring in the Ozarks).  In the last year he has selected 300 photographs for printing.  Approximately 200 of them are printed on canvas and framed without glass in the new Nelms Gallery.
     
    Nelms Gallery has been listed as one of the top ten things to see in Newton County.  You will find a variety of landscapes, wildflowers, wildlife and natural abstracts.  The grounds have over 4 miles of walking trails, ponds, picnic areas, and a beautiful view of far off mountains.  The inside of the Gallery has a contemporary feel, but on the outside it has a large wrap around porch perfect for sitting, rocking, and enjoying the view.

    When he is not exploring the Ozarks or working with State Legislators in Little Rock, he can be found at Adventure Subaru where he plays a critical role in day to day operations.

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  • Tim Hurd
    General Manager
    479-251-2175

    Tim has over 30 years experience in the auto industry. His involvement with Nelms owned dealerships goes back to 1991. Tim has vast amounts of experience in every aspect of the car business, including owning his own new car dealership. Tim and his wife Sandy are approaching their 20th wedding anniversary. Tim is active in the First Methodist Church of Springdale. When not at Adventure, Tim enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 daughters and his grandsons, Caden and Oliver.


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  • Marcus Hall
    Sales Manager
    479-236-0007

    Employed at Adventure Subaru since August 2002

    His goal is simple - solve the transportation needs of every customer he meets and make sure they have a top-quality experience for the life of their automobile.  It drives him! 

    Marcus has a background in Business and managed the Finance Department at Adventure Subaru for 6 years before moving to Sales.  He has a vast understanding of all Dealership Departments and solves problems well. 

    Marcus feels very fortunate to lead one of the finest sales departments in the mid-south, but believes his job has no limits.  If it has to do with your transportation, you can call Marcus.  He will do his best to find your solution.

    In his spare time, Marcus turns his focus towards his son, Hap.  The uniqueness of their Father-Son relationship is his proudest accomplishment in life.  After that, everything else falls into place.

    Marcus is an active member of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church and is very involved with Fayetteville Christian School.  He enjoys most outdoor activities and stays healthy jogging on the Fayetteville Trail System.  If you see him running or biking, stop and say Howdy!    

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  • Matt Dickhut
    Used Car Sales Manager
    479-721-9751

    Adventure Subaru Employee since June 2010

    If you like pony tails, you'll love Matt. 

    Adventure has always been in Matt's blood - now it's in his heart too.  Matt's desire for achievement made him an instant success at Adventure Subaru - and it's contagious.  Matt's been a very quick study and has already become a literal expert on all things Subaru. 

    Matt graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Environmental, Soil and Water Science. Before joining Subaru, Matt was the manager at a Vespa Scooter store in Rogers, AR.  He's an avid rock climber and outdoor enthusiast!  In fact, Matt founded an outdoor camp for youth students called Arkansas Youth Adventures. 


    Call Matt for all your Adventure needs!  If he's not in the woods, he'll answer.


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  • Bill Durham
    Service Manager
    479.442.8200

    Meet our new Service Manager, Bill Durham. Bill started working for Nelms Honda in 1978 and has over 30 years auto experience. Bill has been married to his wife, Barbara, for almost 34 years. They have 2 children, Brad and Chelsea, and 2 grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking, playing guitar and volunteer work with Special Olympics and other special needs organizations.

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  • Larry Carson
    Parts Manager
    479-251-2175

    37 Years in the Car Business

    Larry has been married to his wife Diana for 23 years.  They have 4 children, Tracy, Jana, Rami and Nick.  In 2010, Larry's son Nick joined the parts department - they work side by side every day.  Larry got his start with Wheeler Motor company in 1972 and worked there for the first 20 years of his career.  Larry spent 24 years as a technician before moving to the parts side of the business.

    Larry can often be found working late and making sure everything is neatly organized on the parts department shelves.   His attention to detail and extensive service background will help you find the right parts in any situation.  He's an important asset for every customer we have.

    Larry is a motorcycle enthusiast who rides year-round, and also a retired bass player.  He enjoys spending time with his kids, six grandchildren, and one grand-puppy.

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  • T.G. Capwell
    Finance Manager

    Employee of Adventure Subaru since February 2008

    As a lifelong resident of Northwest Arkansas, TG is a great source of information of the area and it's residents.  He knows everyone and they know him!  Even better, everyone likes TG!  And what's not to like!?!?

    It's no secret that TG is a happy person, you know that when you first say hello.  He says most of that happiness is attributed to his partner, Brian and his mom Jennifer.  When you're in TG's office, you'll probably notice a picture of his 4 cats - Nicholas, Louis, Lucifer and Pandora. 

    TG started in the car business in 2002, prior to that he was a convenience store owner / operator.  In his spare time TG enjoys manicuring his yard and dabbling in photography.

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  • Todd DeBriyn
    Finance
    479-251-2175

    Todd was born & raised in Fayetteville, AR.  His father, Norm DeBriyn, coached the Razorback baseball team for 33 years. 
     
    Todd graduated from FHS and then went to Missouri State to play baseball and graduate.  He lived in Springfield, MO after graduation and was in the insurance business for 13 years.  His daughter, Carly, lives in a small town outside of Springfield, MO.
     
    Todd moved back to Fayetteville, AR in 2005 and was in the mortgage & insurance business until he came to work for Adventure Subaru in August of 2011.  Todd enjoys giving baseball lessons on the side at Balls N Strikes and spending time with his fiance, Nicole Young, her four kids and his daughter Carly.
     
    "I've known the Nelms family and have been friends with Dennis Nelms since 7th grade.  I not only enjoy & believe in the Subaru product, but I could not have picked a place that has better people to work with & for." 

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  • Susan Idlet
    Marketing Manager

    Susan is our new Marketing Manager and a Nelms alumni from 1996 - 2002. In fact, Susan designed the Adventure Subaru logo that can be seen on thousands of cars in NWA and beyond. With over 20 years experience in marketing and graphic design, (ad agency and in-house), she's fully equipped to grow Adventure Subaru's business and brand.

    In her previous life, Susan was an assistant buyer for Jr. Dresses & Jeans at Foley's in Houston, and a Crime Scene Investigator for Santa Monica and Glendale, California Police Departments and Travis Co. Sheriff's in Austin, TX. (There was also that summer job right out of high school in a Clorox factory...)

    What matters most to Susan? Family. Brother Ezra is 1/2 of the musical duo Trout Fishing in America (4-time Grammy nominees and still going strong after 30+ years!)
    Her son, Dylan, is 22 and enjoying great success in retail in northern California while continuing his college education. Sister Gabrielle is a talented teacher, creative writer and editor about town. Her 6'11" nephew Steven is playing pro basketball in Hungary, and her niece Dana is a wonderful artist, up-and-coming singer/songwriter, and world traveler.

    What else? Susan's a thrift store junkie (but definitely NOT a hoarder),
    demon Scrabble player, avid fossil and rock collector, fisher-person, creative writing student, long-time volunteer for the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology, and coffee addict.

    "I'm thrilled to be working with the Nelms folks again! The new dealership is gorgeous - spacious and full of light. I''m surrounded by smiling, interesting people and the coolest cars ever," says Susan.

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  • C.E. Barnett
    Senior Sales Consultant
    479.871.9061

    Employee at Adventure Subaru since 2002
    Member of Subaru's elite Master-Peak Performer club. 

    CE has sold over 900 New Subaru's in his career, making him one of the most successful Subaru salesmen in the country - anywhere.  In 2010, CE is set to become the number one salesman in the mid-south with over 150 Subaru's sold!   In addition to his vast Subaru knowledge, he's always good for an entertaining Duck hunting story - and spends most of his free time watching the Cardinals play baseball with his two black labs, Sambo and Dixie.  CE has been married to his wife Toni for 30 years - they have 2 grown children.  Before he was in the car business, CE was a licensed Optician. If you're looking for someone that knows how to sell a Subaru in a very efficient manor - you've found your guy. 

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  • Kenny Boyett
    Sales Associate
    479.442.8200

    Adventure Subaru Employee since January 2013.

    Kenny has over twenty years of sales experience including selling software and high tech services. He enjoys building long-lasting relationships with friends and customers and loves to make the car-buying experience exciting and enjoyable for everyone. 

    Kenny can often be found supporting the live music scene because he loves blues, jazz and rock-n-roll to the point of obsession!

    Kenny's adventurous spirit has taken him to many beautiful spots: The Virgin Islands to enjoy boating the Caribbean's warm waters and many years in Portland, Oregon where he skied, hiked, camped and fished in the Cascade mountains. Yet one of his favorite spots on earth is right here in the Ozarks where he loves to spend time on the Buffalo River and Lake Ouachita fishing, boating and hanging out with his friends and family. His wife Chava and son Tate are his favorite travel companions.

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  • Justin Bulla
    Sales Consultant
    479.586.4665

    Justin Bulla became part of the sales team in 2012, and had been a solid asset ever since.  If you don't see him on the sales floor and the sun is out, you can probably find him in some sort of vessel on Beaver Lake.  Justin graduated with a degree in recreation from the University of Arkansas, and although this job might not be exactly in his degree field, he's always a good resource if you are wondering how to have fun.   Before working here, Justin spent time in the Pocono Mountains as a camp sailing and wakeboarding instructor, followed by running an outdoor adventure program for teens here in the Ozarks.

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  • Mike Carey
    Sales Consultant

    Adventure Subaru Employee since 2009

    Our favorite funny guy!  Subaru knowledge delivered with a smile.

    Mike is a 25 year Fayetteville resident and knows Northwest Arkansas like the back of his Subaru.  After many years of knowing Mike, we finally convinced him to leave the restaurant business to join our family here at Adventure Subaru in late 2009.  He's been married to his wife Kelley since 1995 - they have a teenage daughter Madison. 

    Mike is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in History.  Obviously, he knows a few important dates in history, but his knowledge doesn't stop there!  If you don't believe us, ask him a Subaru question!

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  • Zsolt Gomory
    Sales Consultant

    Zsolt has been a Fayetteville resident 22 years, but you can recognize him from his Hungarian accent. His solid knowledge of everything Subaru earned him the Subaru Summit Peak Performer rating.


    Zsolt is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in business management, but he isn't all business. He enjoys sailing (3-time Hungarian national sailing champion), hiking, traveling and gardening. However, nothing beats spending time with his wife and three precious daughters.


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  • Apryle Herbert
    Sales Associate

    Apryle has been the automobile industry for 16 years, starting as an AR/AP clerk at an import dealer/repair shop in Juneau, Alaska. Graduated from Juneau Douglas High School before attending the University of Southeast Alaska.


    Apryle moved to Arkansas in 2004 and has five healthy, intelligent, witty and pretty daughters, and a wonderful husband - Jermey. She loves spending her free time outside as much as possible, whether it be camping, fishing, hiking, floating the river, or chilling in a hammock. 

    Hobbies include reading, drawing, making music, cooking, tree climbing and playing in the rain. Apryle loves Subarus and everything that Subaru of America stands for. She adores her work family and the amazing customers she gets to know - making her very grateful to have such an awesome job.

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  • Dan McKenna
    Sales Associate


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  • Christie Thomas
    Sales Consultant

    Christie has lived in NWA since 1990. Born and raised in Missouri, Christie traveled some before making Arkansas her home.


    Her education is in the medical field, but her career has always been in sales. Christie sold recreational vehicles from 1997 to 2012 when she joined Adventure Subaru.

    Christie loves the ability to help people. She's active in her church and community. Her 2 grandchildren - both boys - cause her life to be full.

    "Life is a great adventure! It includes what you do, how you treat others, and a healthy love for life! We have the most wonderful customers and coworkers here at Adventure Subaru, and it just feels like family!"

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  • Justin Weiss
    Sales Consultant / Internet Manager

    Adventure Subaru Employee since 2005

    As the head of the Internet Department at Adventure Subaru, Justin makes sure your online experience is rich with information.  He knows the process of buying a car is about the customer - and the internet is one of the first tools they'll use. He's constantly improving our website to make it user friendly for our customers. 

    Justin is a member of Subaru's Peak Performer Club - a designation reserved for only the best Subaru salesmen in the country, and not easily achieved.  If you have a difficult Subaru question, Justin is a great person to ask.  His explanations are thorough and his knowledge evident.  There's very little he doesn't know about a Subaru - but nothing he can't find out for you. 

    When he's not working, you'll find Justin backpacking the Ozarks, playing in the mountains, riding his motorcycle down a seldom used trail, or attending a good music performance.  Before he was in the car business, Justin had a local radio show called "Recorded Live" on KXUA in Fayetteville. 

    If you need Justin, he's as close as your keyboard! 

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  • Alex Hoffman
    Sales


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  • Mark Daniels
    Service Advisor

    Mark has been the car business since relocating to NWA from San Diego in 2000. He says there is no better place to live than here in Arkansas! He enjoys the back roads and riding his motorcycle to Eureka Springs, Branson, and all the beautiful country roads in the area. He wife also rides and they can be found on most weekends riding the back roads. If you run across a tangelo-colored "Big Dog" coming your way, wave and say "hi!"

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  • Lex Engler
    Master Technician

    Employee of Adventure Subaru since 2001
    Employee at Nelms owned dealerships since 2000

    Lex started in the car business in 1989 as a Service Technician with Bob Clark Toyota in Springdale.  His relationship with a Nelms owned dealership began in 2000 at Nelms Honda and continued with Adventure Subaru in 2002. 

    Lex is a Subaru Certified Senior Master Technician and a stickler for the finer details of  service.  Funny enough, Lex even wears gloves when he's working and has some of the cleanest fingernails you'll ever see on a Service Technician.  You can catch Lex and his boat making waves at Beaver Lake from time to time.  Oh, yeah, and he's a great cook too!

    Lex is consumed with doing the job right!  You're in good hands with him. 

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  • Jarren Ford
    Service Technician

    Jarren describes himself this way: loves his wife and daughter, loves fishing and hunting, has a passion for putting others before himself, super good-looking, extremely strong, fantastic dancer, enjoys long walks on the beach. Oh, and he REALLY loves fishing!

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  • Logan Hoskins
    Service Technician

    Employee since 2004.

    Logan graduated from Northwest Technical Institute in 2004 and came straight to work at Adventure Subaru.  Logan is a family man and the proud father of 2 children.  He enjoys fishing, mountain biking, chess and poker. In fact, if it's a game of skill, he's probably playing it.

    His great sense of humor fills the shop with a great mood, and his great sense of mechanics keeps your Subaru running smooth.  He's learned the details of repair from some of the best in the business and has grown to be an excellent Service Technician.  Logan is a testament to the Adventure Subaru philosophy of Service.  One day soon, he'll be doing the training. 

     

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  • Michael Little Brave
    Service Technician


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  • Robbie Magill
    Service Technician

    Adventure Subaru employee since 2007

    Our newest member of the service department, Robbie started at Adventure Subaru in 2007.  Robbie is very active in his church and enjoys riding his 4-wheeler in his spare time. Robbie married in 2010 and is enjoying the married life.

    Robbie not only makes sure your car gets the proper maintenance it needs, he also knows how to inspect for problems - before they become problems.  Robbie is developing his skills and will surely become a full-blown service technician in the near future. 

    His skills help every customer keep their Subaru's in tip-top working order.  That's a very important asset to your transportation.

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  • Todd Moran
    Service Technician


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  • Dominic Olenick
    Service Technician


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  • Carl Overbey
    Sr. Service Technician


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  • Alejandro Salto
    Service Technician


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  • Hugo Sanchez
    Service Technician


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  • Nick Carson
    Parts Associate

    Nick is the son of our Parts Manager, Larry Carson. Nick loves motorcycling, bicycling, exercising, and spending time outside. Nick is a sponge for information about Subaru vehicles and truly loves the Subaru brand. When not working, Nick studies at a local University and spends time with his wife, Zarria and their dog, Ace. With 4 years of experience at Adventure Subaru, Nick is more than capable of helping you find any part or accessory you need. 

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  • Chad Trotter
    Parts Specialist

    Chad was raised in Siloam Springs, and lives there still with his beautiful wife, Natasha and their rambunctious 6-year-old daughter Kendra. Chad's wife works as a nurse, and is going to school to become a Nurse Practitioner. Together they teach Sunday School to 5th and 6th graders and are active members in their church. 


    Chad has worked in retail parts for 8 years. He loves hunting, fishing, traveling, and anything outdoors. He also loves anything that DRIVES and has a motor to take down a rugged trail or race track!

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  • Nancy Bailey
    Business Office


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  • Carolyn Blakemore
    Office

    Carolyn joined Adventure Subaru in March 2014, and has worked in the car business since 2005. A life-long resident of Arkansas, Carolyn lives in Prairie Grove with her husband Rick and son Wesley. Their daughter, Paige, lives in Fayetteville.


    Carolyn enjoys spending time with her family and working in her garden and yard.

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  • Niki Drake
    Business Office

    Niki is our Assistant Office Manager, and she has been working with dealership accounting for 6 years.


    Niki is the very proud mother to son Landon. When not working or running her son to MMA practice, you'll find her spending time with friends and family, or just hanging out on the river bank. She also enjoys spending time with her cat Chocolate Pudding, and dogs Zak and Hulk.

    Niki is a member of Riders United for Children, a local bike group dedicated to helping neglected and abused children of Northwest Arkansas. Niki and her group work at the beverage stations for all of the Amp concerts; all of the money raised working at the Amp goes directly back to the children in NWA.

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  • Angie Madden
    Receptionist
    479.422.8200

    Adventure Subaru Employee since January 2013.
    Angie's beautiful smile and charming accent create a warm welcome to customers and co-workers alike. Originally from Hondouras, Angie and her husband Richard have 3 daughters; Mariel, 20, Sharon, 16, and Angelica, 11. The Madden family enjoys eating out, movies, and spending time at the lake or Devil's Den. Angie is an amazing cook - her specialty is Pollo Guisado.
    Say 'hello' or even 'hola' to Angie next time you're visiting. She'll make you smile, too!

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  • Cynthia Metcalf
    Office

    Cynthia is our Warranty Clerk and back-up cashier. She has been with Adventure Subaru since February, 2014. Cynthia lives in Lowell with her mother Shirley, brother Craig, and her 19-year-old son, John. Cynthia also works part-time at the Arts Center of the Ozarks.

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  • Hannah Thompson
    Office

    Hannah has worked for auto dealerships for about 3 years and says she has learned a lot and met some amazing people. Before this, she was a nanny to several precious children.


    Hannah has been married to her "wonderful" husband, Derek, nearly 10 years. Derek is a parts specialist and volunteer firefighter.

    Interesting fact: As a teen, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was surgically removed, and - thankfully - required no chemotherapy or radiation.

    Her hobbies include spending time with people she loves, baking, crocheting, hiking and fishing.

    "My hope is to be a blessing and encourage the hearts of those I meet."

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  • Earl Bilbrey
    Detail

    Earl is our Detail/Inventory supervisor, and has been with Adventure Subaru about a year. He has over 16 years' experience in the auto industry. When Earl is not working, he enjoys the great outdoors - hiking, mountain biking, or playing video games. He also enjoys spending time with his extended family.

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  • Bush Blackburn
    Detail Specialist
    479-251-2175

    12 Years working for a Nelms owned dealership.

    When it comes to detail, Bush is one of the best!  In fact, he gives himself a full detail every Saturday night - after that, he displays himself at a famous dance club in Fayetteville.  He's the man.

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  • David Rentsch
    Detail Specialist

    David (D.R.) has been detailing for 24 years. He has been married for almost 14 years to his lovely wife, April. Together they have 2 daughters - Ally (11 years old) and Citrine (13 years old.) They love spending time outside and traveling in their Subaru!

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  • Josh Simon
    Detail Specialist


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Everyone at Adventure Subaru is happy to help you with all your automotive needs. From our expert non-commissioned sales associates, to our highly-trained service technicians, to our meticulous detail department and professional office staff - we're here for you. So relax, make yourself at home, and enjoy your visit to Adventure Subaru!
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