Riley developed a love for dinosaurs at the age of 3 years old. Since that time, he has read many dinosaur books, including a "Kid's Dinosaur Encyclopedia", and watched educational dinosaur shows on TV and YouTube. In January 2011, Riley started making his own YouTube show called "Riley the Paleontologist". After only being on YouTube for a month, Riley was contacted by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" where he made his first appearance in late February, 2011. Riley was back on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in April, 2011 at Universal Studios Orlando. Riley was honored to ride the Jurassic Park ride exclusively with Ellen and later enjoyed a shopping spree in the Jurassic Park Gift Shop. Riley has also made various appearances on Birmingham, AL news stations.
Since gaining popularity, Riley has been ask to speak at museums around the United States. Riley now enjoys presenting his dinosaur presentations at schools and museums.
Check out Riley's video page to view episodes of his show and appearances.