The dream team

Donald Andrews, Owner


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


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


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.

Julianna Pasquarella, CBD Specialist


Julianna has worked for a non-profit organization geared towards helping children and families for the last decade. She has always been interested in the cannabis community and is very enthusiastic about CBD and its therapeutic effects. She is an advocate for what the future holds in legalization because cannabis has not only helped her but many of her friends and family and is excited to participate in the growth of the cannabis culture.

Justin Clark, CBD Specialist


Justin has been a passionate advocate of cannabis legalization for 7 years now. He joined the team to further the business as a whole and tackle the expanding need of the marijuana industry; he does this by providing customers with his wealth of knowledge and professional attitude. Always looking to the future, Justin is constantly coming up with new ideas and thoughts on where cannabis is going. So far, his favorite strain of CBD hemp flower is Hawaiian Haze.

Phil Kilian, CBD Specialist


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.