Paul Schulick
Founder and Chairman
Company (Other): 
New Chapter
Master Herbalist and Formulator, Product Development, Organic Farming, Sustainability


Paul Schulick is the Founder and Chairman, New Chapter. It could be said that Paul's passion for natural healing began as a young child while accompanying his pediatrician dad on house calls. Paul understood that it wasn't simply the medicine that enlivened healing, but the loving care emanating from his father to his patients. In the early 1970’s, Paul embarked on a formal study of alternative health through personal explorations into healing and avid readings of the naturopathic greats of our time.

A love of herbs led him into the natural foods retail business in 1978. Soon after, Paul formalized his Master Herbalist training at The School for Natural Healing under the direction of Dr. John Christopher, which ignited his passion for teaching, lecturing and formulating. His early herbal formulations were recognized as “new chapters” and set the stage for a procession of singular contributions to the food supplement industry.

In 1986, Paul formulated the products we now know as New Chapter dietary supplements, the first line of whole food probiotic nutrients integrated with holistic herbal extracts. Upon their move to Vermont, Paul and his wife Barbi, began the intensive building of New Chapter, beginning in their home and then expanding into larger and larger facilities. Recognizing the tremendous healing potential of ginger in the early 1990s, Paul integrated the technology of supercritical extraction into a full line of ginger products and wrote his first book, “Ginger Common Spice & Wonder Drug”.

He then founded the first organic and now Biodynamic blue ring ginger farm in Costa Rica with Steven Farrell in 1994. In 1999 Paul invited his college friend, Tom Newmark to join him at New Chapter, the partnership leading to pioneering publications, innovative product development and dramatic growth, elevating New Chapter to leadership in the natural products field. Today, Paul helps direct the course of New Chapter and expands his knowledge of healing to deeper levels.