but then, Sabrina Clebnik’s path to success is extraordinary. (And we’re not just saying that because she told us to).
Raised in Newton, MA, Sabrina developed a passion for baking at a young age, about the same time she acquired the beloved nickname “Clebby” at overnight camp. When she wasn’t wielding a knife or a spatula, she was an elite athlete brandishing a softball bat, golf club, or basketball.
By the time she got to The George Washington University, she was ready to tackle the world of business and in her sophomore year of college, her journey through the cannabis industry began. (And no, it was not at a frat party.) Forced to return home due to Covid, she jumped at the chance to work with her serial entrepreneurial parents by taking on an internship. That internship happened to be to assist a local social-equity applicant planning to open a dispensary.
Her first task was researching product offerings at local dispensaries. As a baker, Sabrina started by looking for the classic pot brownie, and quickly found…nothing. Turns out, no fresh baked goods can be sold in dispensaries in Massachusetts, due to rigorous, mandatory testing cycles of cannabis products.
But Sabrina is…persistent. Some might call it stubborn.
And so, Clebby’s was born. The first challenge was creating a recipe that met Sabrina’s stringent standards. If you’ve ever attempted to make any kind of baked good with cannabis, you know that taste and texture are often compromised (translation: meh). After months of testing and perfecting recipes not only for brownies but for chocolate-chip cookies and lemon cake, Sabrina returned to school in the fall of her junior year ready to take on the world by entering the largest start-up contest in the country, the prestigious GW New Venture Competition. After three months of advancing through several rounds, Clebby’s placed first overall in the 2022 New Venture Competition and was also awarded first place in the Food and Beverage division.
Armed with her winnings, Sabrina has assembled an impressive team to take Clebby’s nationwide… and the kudos continue to roll in*. Watch what happens next as Sabrina shows everyone 21+ how to access and create delicious, easy-to-prepare at-home DIY cannabis baked goods.