Lou founded Topical BioMedics, following 25 years dedicated interest in the application of herbal and homeopathic medicines and therapies, and nutritional supplements to stimulate health and healing. Mr. Paradise's enthusiasm, insight, and perseverance during a ten-year research and development phase led to the company's breakthrough product, Topricin®.
Mr. Paradise frequently serves as an expert speaker on the use of natural medicines on nationally syndicated radio, and conducts pain management seminars for audiences throughout the northeast. Lou has participated in addressing compliance issues related to natural medicines with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and regularly speaks to clinical audiences on the use of the company's proprietary technologies in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, and trauma injury as a compliment to primary care. Formerly, Lou worked in the brokerage and aerospace industries.
Mr. Paradise served in the U.S. Marine Corps on active combat duty during Vietnam, where he was decorated for bravery during military and humanitarian rescue missions.
Aurora manages the marketing, financial, and customer service operations at Topical BioMedics. As Marketing Director, Aurora develops and oversees all advertising campaigns in print, broadcast and e-media, as well as developing all promotional materials. As Acting CFO Aurora oversees all accounting functions including cash and debt management. As Chief Operating Officer she oversees all daily operations including staff management, purchasing, inventory management, and order processing and fulfillment.
Formerly, Aurora was the first Business Development Director at Mary Kay Cosmetics in Staten Island, New York. There, she oversaw 150 professionals, and was responsible for the group's successful expansion into the local metropolitan marketplace. Ms. Paradise traveled extensively around the country for this company and participated in special national events and training events attracting in excess of 1000 participants.
Aurora also holds significant retail expertise, having managed and owned a number of operations.
We are sad to let you know that Steve Duricko, our colleague, business partner, dear friend and founding member of Topical BioMedics, suddenly passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was a beloved, integral part of our family here. Anyone who met Steve could readily see the nature of his generous, warm, caring spirit. He embodied a high degree of loving kindness that gave him great delight to be of assistance whenever anyone asked for his help, regardless of whether he himself was having a good day or a bad day.
Steve’s contribution to the initial stages and foundation of Topical BioMedics and Topricin and his consistent efforts for over 20 years contributed to the success we have come to know with the Topricin brand. Steve was very proud of our staff, our work together, and what we all accomplished slugging it out every day, and how we so personally touch and change the lives of people for the better. Steve was equally humbled, along with all of us, how our efforts and Topricin mission bring hope and such great joy to so many people that now live without suffering.
We believe with everything in us, wholeheartedly, that our dear friend and colleague is now in an amazing place, living his new life with abundant peace, joy, and love...And that someday we will all see each other again.
With heavy hearts, Lou & Aurora Paradise & the entire Topricin family