Riley joined ActionQuest in 2021 as a mate. Most of his early life and all his teenage years were spent racing dinghies, keelboats, performance catamarans, and other racing-oriented sailboats. Riley had his boating license by age 12, First Aid/CPR certification by 15, and became a Level 1 and 2 U.S. Sailing Certified coach at age 17. Riley also gained a Pre-Engineering Certification through his high school and spent a time building docks and seawalls in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. He has participated in multiple World Championship regattas on the east coast of the U.S. and began some Olympic training in the Nacra 17 class in the Spring of 2021. For the past four years, Riley had been coaching at a youth sailing program that taught kids how to sail and eventually how to race. Riley spends almost all his time on the water, whether it be sailing, surfing, fishing, or any other sport that takes place on or in the water. When it comes to teaching, Riley is dedicated to teaching the sport that he has learned to love in an easy and fun environment, even though his background is mostly focused on high performance racing. Riley also has some background in organic produce farming and mollusk/crustacean farming throughout the Southeast United States.