The Team

Donald Andrews, Owner

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Donald opened Vaped City in 2013, located in Scotia, and, with much success, he was able to open another location in Albany. He noticed a demand for CBD as a holistic approach, causing him to expand his market and pursue the next step in his career as an entrepreneur. He has attended many CBD expositions and conventions, enhancing his knowledge in CBD and in purchasing the best third party tested manufactured products.

Renata Filiaci, Holistic Health Practitioner and CBD Consultant

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Renata received her Master of Science in Health and Wellness in spring of 2019 from American College of Healthcare Sciences. During the course of her Master program, CBD became a huge focus of interest as a therapeutic modality in holistic healing. She has done a considerable amount of research on CBD and takes it daily, herself. She is the on-call health practitioner at Upstate CBD creating complementary and alternative regimens for chronic illness.


Jamae Powell, CBD Specialist

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Jamae has a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Social Work. She currently works as a social work aid assisting her clients in adjusting back into every day life. When Upstate CBD was in the works, Jamae expressed interest due to her passion towards the cannabis industry and helping the community. Through substantial exploration of the cannabis sativa plant, she was able to put her foot in the door to naturally service the community. Her favorite strain of CBD hemp flower is Pine Berry.


Phil Kilian, CBD Specialist

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Phil is certified by THC University in Marijuana Horticulture and Budtending. He is also a published social justice playwright. He is a passionate advocate for the federal legalization of medical and recreational marijuana which he hopes becomes a reality for NYS within the next year.