MEET THE DDM CANNABIS TEAM


Victor Patel

Owner of DDM Cannabis

My name is Victor Patel and I was born in Paliyad, Gujarat, India. After my family moved to America, I worked in the retail industry for over twenty years. My family and I own retail establishments throughout Massachusetts. My family and I wanted to branch out into the cannabis industry. DDM Cannabis is our first cannabis store and I hope to expand to many more with blessings. My family and I are very excited and happy to give back to Blackstone. We will be donating 5% of all earnings to the Town to help the community.

Mark Mandracchia

General Manager

My name is Mark Mandracchia Jr. and I’m a lifelong resident of Massachusetts. I have an extensive background managing the restaurant industry and wanted to transfer these skills into the cannabis industry since it became legal. I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to meeting and serving everyone that walks through our doors. My goal is to provide the best experience possible to all of my customers.

Diana Nicholas

Inventory Manager

I'm Diana, a lifelong Massachusetts resident and a believer in the power of the plant. I've been in the cannabis industry for two years, but before that, I worked as inventory manager for brands like rag&bone and Dolce & Gabbana. I'm thrilled to be a part of a fantastic team in bringing DDM Cannabis to the community.

Peter Zakhary

Retail Sales Manager

My name is Peter Zakhary. I am the retail sales manager for DDM Cannabis. I grew up in the Attleboro area and have been in the Cannabis industry since 2020. My background is in luxury retail and customer service. I started my work with DDM Cannabis in November of 2020 & I am so excited to be part of the family here!

Andrew Pistone

Operations Manager

My name is Andy and I’m 28 years old. I grew up in LA for my entire life. I have been working in the cannabis industry since I was 18 in the San Fernando valley. I worked my way up from front desk, to budtender, to manager of a 16,000 sq ft storefront and cultivation. After being there for 10 years I had a job opportunity for a different dispensary opening in Lompoc so I decided to leave LA and move to Lompoc in January 2019. I loved my time in Lompoc but always had a soft spot for New England. I decided to look for opportunities for work in the Massachusetts area and ended up landing my dream job with an unbelievable team at DDM Cannabis. After receiving my offer letter within a week all my bags were packed and moved 3000 miles to my new home and haven't looked back since!