About 6º Wellness

Our team


Our Founder

Dr. Helena Yardley has a dual Ph.D in Neuroscience and Integrative Physiology.

She has spent the last 7 years on the front lines of cannabis research organizing clinical studies to better understand the efficacy, safety, and mechanisms of action of these compounds.

Because of her extensive experience in the industry, she had also been nominated to multiple State Boards in Colorado that aim to refine the way cannabis products are created, tested and sold: The Cannabis Science and Policy Workgroup, as well as the Cannabis Health & Safety Advisory Committee for the Colorado and the Denver Department’s of Public Health & Environment. She’s a pro at creating and evaluating high quality products.

After hours, she can be found trail running long distances, mountain biking the Colorado backcountry, and raising a pride of peacocks at her home in the foothills of Boulder.

Walter Budzian


Director of Growth Marketing

Walter’s education and career meet at the intersection of technology and humanity.

Trained in anthropology and psychoanalysis, Walter leveraged his understanding of people to stand-out in his professional career as a product, marketing and growth leader.

With over 12 years of experience in growth and technology, Walter has driven results for some of the most well-known brands in SaaS, FinTech and eCommerce.

When not delving into user research and writing hypotheses for testing new methods of growing digital businesses, Walter aims to create meaningful experiences with his wife and two sons in Asheville, NC

Jonny Lisano, Ph.D


Director of Research & Education

Jonny received his Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Exercise Physiology.  During his time at (UNC) he and his advisor established the first cannabis and exercise performance laboratory in the nation.  Jonny’s early research pertaining to cannabis focused on the assessment of how the long-term use of cannabis products in physically active individuals affected parameters of overall health and exercise performance.  As he progressed into the field of cannabis research his focused shifted from exercise performance to that of how CBD affects immune function in physically active individuals who are using cannabis products.  

Jonny has always been an advocate for living a healthy lifestyle and believes CBD can be an integral part of that.  His focus at 6° Wellness is to provide and explain the most current scientific knowledge pertaining to cannabis in a way everyone can understand, and providing recommendations on how the products we offer can fit into your lifestyle.

In his free time Jonny enjoys training for competitive obstacle course races, hiking the beautiful Colorado backcountry, and partaking in the occasional beer from the local craft beer scene.

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