Riley is graduation from CSULB with a BFA in metals and jewelry making. He states that his inspiration is to find your own sense of value and he shows this by using bronze which looks like gold however it is not as valued as gold. Riley is currently starting his own online boutique. He states that he wants to get away from everything and live somewhere far away but near the cows. He wants to do that because he claims he wants to live a simple life. Some of his hobbies and interests include rock climbing,, surfing, tight rope and he likes to make/build things. He also has a boxer named mahi that he likes to spend time with. Riley enjoys working with inexpensive metals and he also worked with cold metals. He says that it is about the value and where it comes from. Some advice he gives is that you can be successful in anything your passionate about he states that he would rather do something that makes him happy then doing something just for the money.