Ella Blair is the Owner of Blair Wellness Center, LLC (BWC).
Melissa M. Beatty, is a registered pharmacist through the Maryland State Board of Pharmacy with over 20 years of experience. She assists Blair Wellness Center on many levels. The most important being the interaction and couselling of patients.
Melissa is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach with a holistic approach to health and wellness and healing. Prior to working with BWC, Melissa worked with CARE Pharmacies, where she oversaw immunizations, patient care platforms, policies and procedures, and compliance. Before CARE, she owned and managed her own independent pharmacy for 11 years until she sold the business in 2013. Prior to opening her own business, Melissa held roles of increasing responsibility at Neighbor Care Pharmacies, most recently serving as district manager. Before that, she held roles at CVS ProCare, including as the manager of a first-of-its-kind pharmacy specializing in HIV and hepatitis, and later became and operations specialist where she traveled the country setting up similar stores.
Melissa began her career as the manager of an independent pharmacy in New Jersey. Melissa received her pharmacy degree from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
Shawn joined our team in 2020. He started out packing flower and moved his way up the inventory team.
His favorite way to consume would definitely be blunts or papers. You can usually find him rolling up some Gelato Cake, Ice Cream Cake, or South West Stomper. “SW Stomper is a great Indica which has that perfect amount of myrcene to put you down every time. Gelato Cake has been my favorite since its conception, the smoke the taste and overall high is some of the best I have ever had.” Shawn also loves anything from Evermore and District Cannabis.
When Shawn isn’t at Blair, he’s usually binging his favorite anime shows. We asked Shawn what he loves about working at our dispensary. “Working with cannabis has been a passion of mine for years and to be able to do it and enjoy the people I have work with has been the best part to me. If we are truly helping people like I believe we are then that is what my favorite thing would be.”
Dylan joined the Blair team in 2020. His favorite way to medicate is smoking flower in joints or blunts. He prefers to roll up with Poochie Love, Gary Payton, Dosidos 22-22, & Biscotti Gelato – all premium gas. Dylan also loves most products from Evermore, Culta, and Strane.
Outside of Blair, you can find Dylan online streaming his video games. Follow him on Twitch @Skiii_Walker. His favorite thing about working at Blair is “learning and developing a better understanding for cannabis.”
Favorite Terpene: Myrcene
Gabe was born and raised right here in Baltimore city. He played football for Poly, which led to a scholarship to play in college. “I have been in the cannabis industry for about a year now, though I started at Blair in November of 2020. I absolutely LOVE what I do.”
When it comes to medicating, he’s a “classic” man, usually rolling up a joint or a blunt. “I love me some flower,” Gabe says, “preferably Indicas that hit like a dab.” Gabe’s favorite products come from District Cannabis, for their top tier in smell, taste, and effects.
When Gabe isn’t working at Blair, he’s working on his apparel business, WokeTrends (IG: @woke_trends, www.woketrends.net) and planning local paint n puff and other vendor events.
We asked Gabe what he loves about working at Blair: “I LOVE THE PATIENTS!!!! Interacting with our patients is by far the most rewarding part of the job.”
Ellen joined the Blair team in October of 2021, and has since become a shift lead. Her favorite strains are Gelato Cake, Pink Lemonade, and Burmese Mimosa. Her favorite growers are District Cannabis, Evermore, and Garcia Handpicked.
Outside of work, she spends her time taking photos, painting and creating mixed media art, and cooking. She also creates custom ashtrays and rolling trays for local businesses and vendor events (TraysByEllen on Etsy). Ellen utilizes her degree in photography to take product shots and create content for Blair’s social media. She mainly smokes flower but has started dabbling with concentrates as well.
Special congratulations to our newest Front of the House Manager!
Favorite Terpene: Limonene
Greg joined our team as a Budtender in early 2020, bringing industry experience with him. These days, you will find him assisting in Inventory.
His favorite way to consume is flower and his favorite grower is Culta and it’s not even close. His favorite products are Dosidos 22-22, The Soap, Gary Payton, Runtz… “They’re just levels above everything else.” Fun fact about Greg: he was the 27th person on the entire east coast to legally buy real, legitimate Cookies.
Outside of BWC, he likes to grind, grind, grind! He’s also a HUGE sports fan. Orioles, Ravens, Thunder, Caps… Inside the shop, he loves his co-workers. “Our team is phenomenal, the absolute best in MD, hands down!”
Favorite Terpene: b-Caryophyllene for focus and creativity.
Shift Lead/Patient Advisor
Curt joined the Blair family in February 2021, and he already sees himself in it for the long haul. He was born in Germany, as his dad was in the military. They moved back to Baltimore when he was 3. “I’ve been working since 18. Done everything from fast food, to GameStop, to driving a bus. I don’t see myself doing anything else for the next few years.”
Curt loves to medicate with big buds and fat dabs. He finds consistent, top quality flower from District Cannabis. “Lemon Royale flower was the best sativa I had in 2020.” He also loves the strain G6 for its very euphoric effect. His favorite processed products are usually made by MPX. “They haven’t made a concentrate I didn’t like.”
Outside of Blair Wellness, Curt loves smoking, gaming, and spending time with his family. We asked Curt what he loves about Blair so far: “You guys!!! Meeting patients and sharing experiences is what it’s all about. Not to mention I get to talk about flower all day with dope people. What not to love?”
Favorite Terpene:Limonene (anti-anxiety and euphoric effects)
Basir "The Fox" Mack
Shift Lead/Patient Advisor
2020 wasn’t all bad, because Basir joined our team a week after his birthday on 11/11! Basir was born in Inglewood, California and raised right here in Baltimore City. Basir can be seen behind the counter at Blair and has caught on quickly!
His favorite ways to consume include blunts or sheets. He loves (!) Sour Bobby by Nature’s Heritage, OG Kush Breath by Curio, and Star Dawg by gLeaf. His favorite growers include gLeaf, HMS, and Curio.
Outside of BWC, Basir enjoys playing guitar (he was classically trained for many years), listening to 80s rock/metal, and learning Japanese. He loves nature – going on hikes, gardening, and dogs are his weakness. “I like how positive I feel heading into work and the faces of patients when they are satisfied by a job well done.”
Her favorite methods of medicating include glass water pipe for flower, electronic portable dab pen for concentrates, and vape cartridges. Sarah’s favorite products come from Verano, Rythm, MPX, and Evermore. She enjoys the quality of these brands.
When she’s not helping patients at the dispensary, Sarah loves to smoke a lot of medical cannabis, eat food, and play games!
We asked Sarah what makes Blair Wellness special to her. “I love the family environment of BWC and the patient interactions. I also love talking about cannabis!”
Kim is a born and raised Baltimore girl. She She’s currently enjoying Cherry Limeade and Now and Laterz but the favorite strain depends on the day. Her favorite growers are Garcia Handpicked and District Cannabis. Live music is her passion, besides spending time with my family, friends & fuzzy babies. She also enjoys a dose of yoga when I can, hiking and true crime podcasts with a side of dark humor
Favorite Terpene: Linalool
Ellie joined the Blair team in July 2021, you can catch her behind the counter budtending! Outside of work, she loves spending time outdoors, going to concerts and festivals, and playing with her cat, baby. Ellie’s favorite strains are Pink Lemonade and Thai-ger King, and her favorite growers are Evermore and Garcia Handpicked. She mainly dabs but always enjoys some quality flower as well. Ellie’s bubbly and friendly personality makes her an instant hit with the patients, come see her behind the counter!
Favorite Terpene: Terpinolene
Sean joined our team in 2020, and has since become a shift lead. Sean’s impressive product knowledge of concentrates has made him popular with patients who enjoy dabbing. His favorite strains are Papaya strains and GMO strains. His favorite processors are evermore and MPX.
Outside of work, Sean is a die hard Phish fan, loves spending time outdoors, enjoys live music, and cooking. Sean also does audio engineering for live shows outside of the dispensary. Come see Sean to answer all of your dabbing questions!
Favorite Terpene: b-Myrcene, caryophyllene, and linalool
Naima joined the team in early 2022 as a patient care advisor. While she grew up in Philly, her heart is from Carribean. Her favorite strains are Sitting Bull and Chem Chillz, and loves all of the Garcia Handpicked products. In her down time, Naima loves gardening, especially flowers and watermelons. She’s even built a community garden and farm to provide fresh, organic produce to the community while providing real life examples of how we use science to local students. Naima loves learning about holistic medicine and how it can be used in the cannabis industry. While she may be new, her outgoing and friendly personality has made her an instant favorite amongst the patients!
Christina joined the Blair Wellness team in the fall of 2022 but has been in the cannabis industry for over 2 years. Her favorite part of the industry is gaining and spreading knowledge about cannabis as medicine and seeing the impact it can have on patients’ lives. Christina’s favorite way of consuming cannabis is smoking, particularly strains like Guru by Verano, Papaya & Bananas by Strane, or Peach Zeasons by Evermore. Her favorite terpene is terpinolene because of its ‘mind-quieting’ effects and positive effect on her mental health.
Outside of work, Christina enjoys lifting at the gym and spends as much time outside with her dog, Trudie, as possible. Inside the shop, Christina’s favorite part of working at Blair Wellness is working with our wonderful staff to expand her product knowledge everyday.
Coleman joined the Blair team in February 2021 and has made himself an important member of our back of the house team! His Favorite way to consume consists of smoking Blunts & Joints. Garcia flower has become one of his favorite Cannabis grows, with their strain “Cap’s Frozen Lemon” being one of his favorite strains. Other popular Cannabis grows he’s favored include Evermore, Culta, and District Cannabis. Outside of work, Coleman likes to play video games and watch anime.
His favorite feature here at Blair is the family and friendly oriented environment for patients and staff.