Our Staff

Jack Jones

President

Jack Jones admits he’s all smiles whenever he hears someone say serving the hearing aid community is in his blood. “Yes, that’s definitely true,” he nods. “It’s a family legacy. My lifetime passion.” With his parents and grandparents dedicating their lives to the hearing aid industry before him, he has seen first-hand since a young boy the lives impacted when hearing problems are addressed and solved.

From talks around the dinner table, to continuous time with family immersed in helping those with hearing loss, to his teenage years and beyond working in different facets of the industry, Jack says he understands the various angles of the industry well.

This unique insight helps feed his passion today as he works continuously to improve the SoundWorks organization, to lead a remarkable team of dedicated a hearing aid professionals. In a world changing in unprecedented ways, he strives to cast a vision for the future, he shares, “that leads to ongoing improvements in helping those with hearing loss while never losing sight of what makes us who we are.” Maintaining the family atmosphere, the relationships built with clients, the expert care provided, are all very important “as we look to the future with needed adaptations in a fast-moving world” he shares. “I want to continually ask how can we serve the hearing impaired community in the best possible way and provide the tools and resources necessary to make that happen?”

Jack was born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas, earned a B.S. in communication sciences and disorders from UT Austin, and is licensed by the state of Texas as a hearing aid fitter and dispenser. He resides in  Fort Worth, Texas with his partner, Chris Applegate, and  loves adventure travel, cars, and good food in his free time. 

Jonathan Nelson

Vice President

With great passion for the audiology industry, Jonathan devotes his many skills to ensuring all SoundWorks Hearing Centers perform with operational efficiency, a role that brings strength and lasting impact to each location.

As SoundWorks co-owner and Vice-President, he collaborates with SoundWorks leadership and infuses his hands-on guidance with deep experience in finance. Jonathan first earned a B.A. from Texas State in San Marcos, followed by a valuable stint in financial services at Dell Technologies, and then completed an MBA from the M.J. Neely School of Business at Texas Christian (TCU). During and after his graduate studies, he consulted for various companies including Texas Instruments, Sabre, The Beryl Companies, and Lockheed Martin.

While interning at Jones Hearing Centers in 2009, Jonathan discovered such a unique sense of purpose in helping bring others effective hearing solutions that he resolved to set his vocational focus on the audiology industry; he worked closely with the owners as they grew their retail footprint, serving patients at 60 locations. Following this tenure, Jonathan managed corporate operations and retail consolidation for 250+ clinics at Connect Hearing. Today, Jonathan not only enjoys the opportunity to build daily into SoundWorks’ mission and success but also plays tennis and enjoys almost any outdoor activity in his free time, sometimes even quenching his curiosity about the world by traveling to a variety of destinations.

Dr. Nicole Raven

Doctor of Audiology

Nicole Raven, Au.D., F-AAA has been a practicing audiologist since 1995. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania, graduating from The Pennsylvania State University and Temple University. She received a doctorate in audiology from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Dr. Raven has worked in numerous clinical settings including private practice, long-term care facilities and otolaryngology practices. Her interest in the field of audiology began from an early age after her grandmother suffered a brain aneurysm leaving her with hearing loss and expressive aphasia.

Dr. Raven brings her years of experience, continued education and vast hearing aid experience to each patient. Her focus is listening to individual communication needs and adapting the appropriate fitting for each person and their lifestyle. She builds long-term relationships with her patients and enjoys seeing them through various stages of life.

Dr. Raven and her family moved to the northwestern Dallas/Ft. Worth area to be closer to family and to experience all that Texas has to offer. Her interests include anything outdoors, especially near the water and new food and wine experiences.

Education:

  • B.S. Communication Disorders, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • M.A. Audiology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Au.D. Doctor of Audiology, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ

Licensure/Certifications/Affiliations:

  • Texas Audiology License # 81311
  • Texas Academy of Audiology member
  • Colorado Audiology License # AUD.0001013
  • New Jersey Audiology License #41YA00096400
  • Board Certified by American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow American Academy of Audiology

Experience:

  • Audiologist/Owner Acoustical Laboratories, Malvern, PA 1996-2001
  • Director of Audiology, Hearsay Hearing Centers, Philadelphia, PA 2001-2017
  • Director of Audiology, Hunterdon Otolaryngology Associates, Flemington, NJ 2017-2022
  • Audiologist, Sound Works Hearing Centers, Weatherford and Granbury, TX 2022-present

Glenn York

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Glenn is our Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist for the Arlington office. He was born and raised in Grand Prairie and began his career in the hearing industry in 1982. His favorite part about his career is his opportunity to help patients hear better and change lives with the best hearing they can achieve. Outside of work, Glenn enjoys camping, riding his motorcycle and spending time with family.

Angel Walker

Patient Care Coordinator

Angel is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Arlington office. She was born and raised in Texas and has been in a customer service role since she was 16 years old. She has a passion for serving her patients and meeting them in person. Many of the patients know her by name as she has been with the Arlington office since 2015. She is proud to have a military family, with her husband who just finished his Army reserve contract after serving 7 years. Angel and her husband have a beautiful daughter named Avery.

Tyler Scott Simpson

Board Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist

Tyler is a part of a family who has been helping Texans hear and live better since 1960. He started his career in the hearing industry in 2005 with patient data entry and then began working at Simpson Hearing Center in Livingston in 2008. Tyler is a Nationally Board-Certified Hearing Instrument Specialist who strives to treat every patient like they are his own family member.

When he is not in the office experiencing the huge impact hearing makes in people’s lives, he has tons of hobbies to keep him busy. He is a rancher, forester, hiker, runner, axe man, cryptocurrency aficionado, and stargazer. 

John Simpson

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Will Langston

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Will was born and raised in Livingston, TX. He enjoys hunting, golfing and spending time with friends and family. He is also a long standing committee member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Currently a resident of Athens, TX, Will is an active member of the Texas Hearing Aid Association and the International Hearing Society. He has been a licensed hearing instrument specialist for over 5 years. Through better hearing, Will is devoted to improving the lives of his patients.

Melisa Kitchen

Patient Care Coordinator

Melissa is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Liberty office. She was born and raised in Texas and has been residing in Liberty for 17 years. Of those 17 years, she has been working at our Liberty clinic for 10 of those years. She loves to get to know each patient that walks in the door and has a passion for helping them hear better. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren as well as riding her motorcycle.

Phillip Gandy

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Phillip is our Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist for the Burleson clinic. He was born and raised in Texas and began her career in the hearing industry in 2010. Phillip was drawn to the industry as he has family members suffering from hearing loss. His favorite part about his career is helping his patients and there families quality of life. Outside of work, Phillip enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with his family

Melissa Keith

Patient Care Coordinator

Melissa is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Burleson office. She is originally from Houston, but currently resides in Crowley. She began working in the hearing industry in 2020 after looking for something that was new and challenging. Her favorite part of her role are the patients. Daily, she strives to be a ‘yes’ person and helping to the best of her abilities to make each patient’s day better. She also loves how Sound Works feels like a family.

Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with family and friends, having game nights, watching movies, and eating good food. She is also a softball and baseball mom of the three so you can almost always find her on a field. GO Eagles!

Dr. Lori Kay

Doctor of Audiology

Lori K. Kay, Au.D. has been working as an audiologist since 1991. Originally from Ohio and an avid Ohio State University Buckeye fan, Dr. Kay has worked with all age groups. She loves working with adults to help them overcome their hearing difficulties and to improve their quality of life. Seeing individuals reconnecting with their family and friends because they can hear again gives her great satisfaction. Dr. Kay has worked with a rehabilitation company in North Carolina, as an Executive Director of a non-profit Speech and Hearing Center in Florida, and in private practice both in New Mexico and Texas.

Dr. Kay encourages family members to attend appointments with their loved one as hearing loss not only affects the individual but the family as well. Learning how to help the individual receive the most benefit from the hearing aids requires a team effort in order for the individual to be successful. Continuing education is important to Dr. Kay. She attends the American Academy of Audiology conventions, attends training courses provided by hearing aid manufacturers, and takes some online courses. Dr. Kay believes that continuing her education allows her to bring a higher quality of care to her patients.

Dr. Kay enjoys spending time with her husband, a United States Air Force Veteran and their two dogs. They like to travel and spend time with family. When Dr. Kay gets any “spare time” she enjoys scrapbooking family photos, making cards for special occasions, and reading.

Education:

  • B.A., Speech & Hearing Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • M.A., Audiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Au.D., Doctor of Audiology, Salus University George S. Osborne College of Audiology, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Internship Training:

  • The Ohio State University Speech & Hearing Clinic, Columbus, Ohio 1989-1991
  • The Ohio State University Hospitals ENT Clinic, Columbus, Ohio, 1991
  • The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, Columbus, Ohio 1990
  • Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, 1990
  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 1990-1991

Licensure:

  • Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, License #80276
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Audiology
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (FAAA)
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), #01105840

Work:

  • Experience: Communicare ProRehab/RehabWorks, 1991-1997
  • Executive Director for Speech & Hearing Center of Ft. Walton Beach, 1997-2002
  • Southwestern Ear Nose & Throat Santa Fe, New Mexico 2002-2003
  • Las Cruces Hearing Center, Las Cruces, New Mexico 2003-2009
  • Livingston Audiology & Hearing Aid Centers, Las Cruces, New Mexico 2009-2013
  • Premier Hearing Center, Fort Worth, Texas 2013-2015
  • SoundWorks Hearing Center, Lake Worth, Texas 2015-present

Kelly Miller

Kelly is our Hearing Instrument Specialist for our Tomball location. He has been a practicing specialist since 2004 and specializes in difficult fittings and cerumen management. Kelly himself has been impacted by hearing loss and understands the effects it can have on oneself and loved ones.

Kelly, a born and raised Texan, enjoys golf, reading, drawing and hanging out with his two dogs. He attended Texas State University in San Marcos and received his BBA in Marketing.

Kendra Huff

Patient Care Coordinator

Kendra is our Patient Care Coordinator, serving the hearing industry since 2014. She has a passion for helping others and serving the needs of her community. Kendra was born and raised in the small town of Grapeland, TX. She lives on a small farm with her husband, Shane and their 4 children, Ethan, Keegan, Scout, and Tilley. During her free time she enjoys making memories with her family hunting, fishing and 4-wheeling.

Kevin Hight

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Kevin is a licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist in the state of Texas. He was raised in Baytown, Texas, and currently resides in Lufkin. Having hearing loss himself, Kevin has an intimate and personal knowledge of hearing instruments and how their features impact and improve his patient’s hearing. Kevin understands the issues individuals face due to hearing loss, and the immense quality of life that proper hearing help provides. He strongly believes that hearing loss not only impairs the individual’s quality of life, but through its insidious nature, affects the individual’s entire circle of family and friends. Learning how to help the individual receive the most benefit from the hearing aids requires a team effort for the individual to be most successful. He encourages family members to attend appointments with their loved one in order to accurately address the issue of the individual’s hearing loss and how it affects their significant relationships. During his years as a Hearing Healthcare Specialist he has seen joy brought back to many individuals and families through proper hearing aid amplification and counseling.

In his leisure-time, Kevin enjoys church, cooking on his smoker, and spending time with his Labrador Retrievers. 

Mandi York

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Mandi is our Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist for the Cleveland and Liberty offices. She was born and raised in Grand Prairie and began her career in the hearing industry in 2016. She was drawn to the hearing industry because of her family and desire to help people. Mandi’s favorite part of her career is talking with the patients and knowing that she is a making a difference in people’s lives. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging with her son, spending time with her family, singing, and reading.

Kelly Jezak

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Kelly Jezak is a Licensed Hearing Instrument Fitter and Dispenser. Kelly is originally from Grand Prairie, Texas and moved to Grand Saline, Texas in 2018. Kelly began working in the hearing industry in 2002 and was drawn to the profession because she had a passion for serving the public.

What Kelly loves most about saving hearing lives is seeing people get back to enjoying conversations with friends and family. Kelly strives to give each and every patient the help and care they deserve.

Outside of saving hearing lives, Kelly loves to care for her many animals, bake, spend time with loved ones and travel!

Amber Gray

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Amber Gray, Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist, is a native of Lufkin,TX and has served the hearing needs of East Texans for over 10 years! She is a member of Texas Hearing Aid Association and International Hearing Society. Amber’s passion is to improve quality of life through better hearing for every individual who struggles with hearing loss. She works diligently to provide each patient with superior care and achieve the best quality of hearing that hearing aids can provide. What sets Amber apart is her passion and dedication to each patient’s individual concerns and needs. In addition, Amber specializes in “difficult to fit” hearing loss. In her leisure time, she enjoys hunting, playing softball, and spending time with her family.

Jessica Padilla

Patient Care Coordinator

Christie Plock

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Christie Plock is our Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist for the Fort Worth clinic. She was born and raised in Texas and began her career in the hearing industry in 1987. Christie’s passion is to improve the quality of life through better hearing for every individual who struggles with hearing loss is what drew her to her profession. Her favorite part about her career is getting to know her patients and changing their quality of life. Outside of work, Christie enjoys exercising and reading.

Irene Jones

Clinical Audiologist

Ray Jones

Licensed Hearing Healthcare Specialist

Melissa Jones Gandy

Practice Administrator

Melissa is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Fort Worth office. Working in the hearing industry started with her grandfather who started the family business back in 1959. Melissa now has 29 years in the hearing industry under her belt. She enjoys the personal interactions she gets to have with the patients each day. Outside of work, Melissa is active in her church, loves spending time with friends, traveling, and shopping.

Chawnta Lewis

Patient Care Coordinator

Chawnta is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Nacogdoches office. She is originally from Karnack, but moved to Nacogdoches in 2013. She was drawn to the hearing industry because of her brother who wears a cochlear implant. She has been able to watch his hearing journey and now that she works in the hearing industry, she can better understand what he experiences on a day-to-day basis. She loves being a small part of other people’s hearing journeys as well and seeing the expressions on patients’ faces after they can hear.

Chawnta is a proud mother of a beautiful angel baby boy. He was and still is the joy of her life. Outside of work, she enjoys shopping, spending time with her family, trail riding, reading, taking trips, and just relaxing. 

Lisa M. Nichols

Patient Care Coordinator

Lisa is our Patient Care Coordinator for the Livingston office. She is a lifelong resident of Polk County and currently resides in Goodrich. She has been working in the hearing industry since February 2023 at SoundWorks. What drew her to the hearing profession was she wanted to help people hear better. She strives and focuses every day on building relationships with her patients and gaining their trust. Her favorite part and what she enjoys the most about her career is interacting with patients. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, swimming, and cooking

Amber Pettigrew

Patient Care Coordinator

Karen Johnson

Patient Care Coordinator

Karen Johnson is our Patient Care Coordinator for our Athens office. She is originally from and resides in Mabank, Texas. She began working in the hearing industry in 2014 and has been with SoundWorks Hearing Centers since 2021. What drew Karen to the industry was her passion to help people and wanting them to know their hearing matters. She strives to make a real impact in patients’ lives with her kindness and a smile! He favorite part of being a Patient Care Coordinator is working alongside her colleagues and patients. She is a proud mother of 2 amazing, talented, successful, and beautiful daughters and her interest outside of work include reading, cooking, traveling and watching tv and movies.

Jo Wolfenberger

Patient Care Coordinator

Jo is a Patient Care Coordinator for our Weatherford and Grandbury offices. She is originally from Indiana but has been living in Weatherford for almost 30 years. She started working for SoundWorks in 2022 and what drew her to this profession was that she enjoys working with the elderly and being an advocate for them. Her favorite part about her work is making a difference in her patients lives. Some just need a person to talk to and she enjoys being that person and listening to their needs and being compassionate. Outside of work she enjoys being in her yard around the plants and birds and spending time with her husband of 22 years and 2 wonderful daughters.

Patient Reviews

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4.9 out of 5 Stars based on 1778 Reviews on Google.

Read what some of our patients have to say about our staff and our office!

I lost 80 percent of hearing in my left ear. Glenn York provided a hearing aid that restored much of what I had lost. He helped with my hearing in the other ear. Now they are comfortable. I put them on in the morning anang take them off before bed...

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Virginia Carpenter, on Google

I recently purchased some new hearing aids and I love them. I have not been able to hear this well in many years. Glen and the staff at SoundWorks Hearing Center in Arlington have been great in helping me get my hearing aids adjusted to my hearing test specifications. I...

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Hayden Brian Templeton, on Google

Phillip and Melissa are fantastic. I have been going to them for over three years. They always have gone above and beyond to help me. Whenever I need my hearing aids serviced they have taken care of everything. Because of my disability Phillip often meets me at my car if...

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Paul Hanson, on Google

The young lady that I spoke with on the phone was fantastic and even better when we came into the office. The doctor was friendly, professional and made you feel very comfortable. I would recommend this office to anyone that is looking for this type of service. They are the...

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Mary Benson, on Google

Professional staff in handling phone calls, appointments. I can say I’m satisfied with the care I have been receiving from Mr Glenn York and and Maisha. They have gone an extra mile to make sure my hearing needs are taken care of in the best way. I would recommend any...

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Morning kao, on Google

The staff was friendly, and very efficient. The exam was indepth and was explained to me about the results and what I needed.

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Travis Mitchell, on Google

I went to Sound works today for my hearing checkup. I was in and out within 10 minutes. Kelvin was very nice and did a great job. I really like Sound Works. Their the best place to go get your hearing checked, and get hearing aids.

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Edith Kenney, on Google

Did a great job and fullnof knowledge. Exsprience for the first time was great i really recommend this place

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Jon Milledge, on Google

Dr was so friendly and knowledgeable. He understood what I was saying and explaining. He couldn't help me. ( different issue for a medical dr)but he did send me in the right direction. I recommend anyone to go see him.

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Tammy Jenkins, on Google

Very kind, and ready to listen to any concerns you might have. Patience is outstanding. Been going there approximately 5 years, and no complaints or concerns do I have. I am very pleased at their work. Kevin is the best. I would highly recommend these folks.

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Eddie Jordan, on Google

I have been seeing Amber at sound works for over 3 years . Always a good experience. This office is efficient, friendly and respectful of your time . Highly recommend Amber & staff !

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Olene Yarbrough, on Google

Amber is so great and very knowledgeable about all the products and how they work together and she has a very beautiful personality

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Pamela Yarbrough, on Google

From my first hearing exam and hearing aid fitting through my check up today, my audiologist, Amber, has been exceptional. I am very pleased with everything about my experience with SoundWorks.

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Jacqueline Evans, on Google

I've had my hearing aids for almost a month now, and have been very happy with them. I'm surprised at how long the batteries last as well. Only drawback is the fit is so comfortable I forget I'm wearing them and almost got them wet in the shower a couple...

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Charles Martin, on Google

Ms. Amber was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was a big help in giving me information about the cost of hearing aids. I was running a little late to my appointment and called to let them know. She told me that she would see me when I got there; no...

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Paul Cockrell, on Google

Excellent customer service. I received the most comprehensive hearing examination that I have ever had. Dr Raven and Karen Nelson were very attentive and patiently made every effort to be sure that I understood every aspect, answering all my questions about my new hearing aids.

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Murray Gentry, on Google

I have to say I really had a great experience at Soundworks. I had gone to another hearing center in Weatherford and it seemed all they were interested in doing was selling me their most expensive hearing aids. I found the audiologist at Soundworks really took her time in evaluating...

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Mary Jo Foster, on Google

The lady at the front desk was a pleasure to work with. The prices were a little high. I was not expecting to pay as much as Required. That’s just the way things are these days. Your services were good.

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C T Garrett, on Google

Highly recommend SoundWorks Hearing Center and Dr. Raven. She is very attentive and patient, making certain you understand how to use your hearing aides to their full potential. I am very pleased with my new hearing aide and so is my family!

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C Strickland, on Google

I have had hearing aids for years from a great audiologist in another town who has retired, and needed a follow-up. Nicole was amazing. She listened to my unique needs (hereditary issue, not typical hearing loss) and worked with me for weeks to help settle me into a new set...

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Stuart Smith, on Google

I visited the office today for a hearing appointment. The receptionist greeted me and was very nice. The doctor was very caring and knowledgeable.

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Jeannie Manuel, on Google

Great service here. I had ear wax problems in both of my ears and the Dr. took care of me. The staff was very friendly.

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Travis Carta El, on Google

Erin was great! She was very helpful and patient. She treated us like family! Couldn't be happier!

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Karen hall, on Google

Due to a transportation company's faux paus they went above and beyond to help me invade their office space until they had to close. They got the manager/owner of the strip center to allow me to stay in his space until transportation finally showed up! Overworked ladies with very limited...

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Tina Christine McCoy, on Google

I had a very pleasant experience at SoundWorks hearing center in Tomball. Everyone was very professional. Judy did my hearing test and explained the results in plain talk. She explained the difference in the hearing aids and did not use any sell pressure talk. She answered all my questions. I...

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Alberta Collins, on Google