Frances Prado - Inventor of Hanging Secrets
My name is Frances Prado and I am the CEO of Ageless Beautiful Clever Creations, LLC and the Inventor of Hanging Secrets. I have also been a production manager for Costco for the past 23 years.
Born in Bakersfield, California in 1966, I now reside with my family in San Diego,California. I’ve been happily married to Leo Prado for more than 33 years and we have two adult children: Leo Jr. is 28 years old and a retired disabled Navy veteran and our daughter Ashley is 25 and majoring Graphic Design.
My journey as an inventor first started in 2009, a time in which the product of my responsibilities as a mother reached one of its highest points. Both of my children were now adults and have begun to build their own futures separate from me and my husband and the home we’ve built.
My son, Leo, was in Afghanistan and my daughter, Ashley, was off. It was not long until empty nest syndrome kicked in. I was restless, but determined to work myway through it. I specifically remember asking myself, “Frances, what are you going to do with all this extra time on your hands? Girl, you better start cleaning and organizing around you!”
It was not my permanent solution --I Knew that-- although it was a good start.First, I focused my attention on my bedroom, once I opened a drawer that was it. My Aha Moment. What does every woman wear and need? Bras and panties and something to organize as well as protect them. Beautiful intimate apparel, meant to provide luxury and empower women, is too often moved from the delicate pink bags they come in and shoved into a drawer only to be forgotten and eventually damaged.
I took my idea to the drawing board and started to translate my vision onto paper. After a few hand made prototypes I was able to come up with Hanging Secrets. In fact my daughter, Ashley, who was 22 years old at the time created the Hanging Secrets logo.
I'm very honored to say that I received my patent in March 2015 and I'm among the 7% of sole female inventors in USA.
In December of 2014, I brought my HANGING SECRETS idea to Dr. Melinda Silva for her opinion on the product after reviewing the product, Dr. Silva joined my journey and in January 2015, we formed Ageless Beautiful Clever Creations, LLC.
"Create your dreams, Crave your dreams, and Cultivate your dreams." - Frances Prado
Dr. Melinda Silva M.D.
Dr. Melinda Silva graduated from UCLA with a BS in PsychoBiology and then received her medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine. She is a Board Certified physician in Family Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Functional and Regenerative Medicine. With Dr. Silva’s expertise and training, she strives to provide the best medical care with a focus on prevention and holistic health care.
The goal of her compassion centered practice is to blend allopathic medicine with complementary medicine bridging the two disciplines. After 18 years as a Family Doctor and treating her own perimenopausal symptoms with alternative therapies, Dr. Silva now emphasizes optimal health with body, mind and spiritual rejuvenation.
Her professional goal is to improve the quality of life of others by focusing on the root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms. She has helped to train other doctors in her field, lectured at a national level, featured on national tv on “The Doctors” and serves as a medical contributor for Fox 5 News in a weekly segment (“Ask the Moms has been running weekly for the past 2 years).
Dr. Silva specializes in bioidentical hormone therapies, weight loss, and cosmetic medicine. She is able to use hormones to help people with chronic pain, insomnia, fatigue, stress, lack of energy, low libido and mood changes. Dr. Silva acknowledges that lifestyle factors including nutrition, sleep and exercise are crucial for a healthy mind and body.
Dr. Silva has received numerous awards and accolades for clinical care, academic excellence, leadership achievement and philanthropic service. Her first book was released in 2014 “Aging Gracefully and Strong” which became an Amazon Best Seller ranking #1 in its category.
Dr. Melinda Silva is an entrepreneur at heart. She helped to develop a healthy energy drink called “Age Defense Water” which had its debut on the West Coast and is sold retail in Sprouts and Bristol Farms. The water has received the Silver Medal for bottle design before its release beating out brand name competitors. It is scheduled to be distributed in the East Coast this Spring.
Her latest venture is helping to design, promote and fund “Hanging Secrets” which is an innovative, practical and aesthetically pleasing bra organizer invented by her business partner, Frances Prado. Dr. Silva is very excited about this venture because it allows her to use her creativity in matching an unmet need in lingerie organization and at the same time contributing to breast cancer victims and their families by donating a percentage of “Hanging Secrets” profits.
Dr. Melinda Silva has dedicated most of her life to community service. She has volunteered to help abused and neglected children, tutored teens in juvenile prison, provided free medical care to the homeless and organized an outreach program to mentor high school students.
From soccer mom to girl scout troop leader, Dr. Silva is enthusiastic to be a role model and make a positive impact on those around her. She married her best friend in medical school in 1993 and they enjoy travel with family, especially adventure destinations and love ethnic food. Dr. Melinda Silva is inspired most by her husband Rafael and their four children who give her endless joy and remind her of what is most important in life.