Riley is a passionate sustainability professional who has dedicated her professional and personal life to making a positive impact towards a more sustainable and equitable world.
As Certification Manager at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Riley manages the day-to-day aspects of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, performs in-depth technical reviews of product assessments, and helps to advance the technical rigor and operational efficiency of the program to maximize its global impact.
Prior to joining the Institute, Riley worked for five years at SCS Global Services (SCS), a leading third-party certification body, under multiple sustainability certification programs within the Food and Agriculture Division. During her role as Technical Associate, Riley was highly involved in all operational, technical, and administrative aspects of these complex certification processes. She also conducted audits as an accredited ISO 9001 lead auditor to verify compliance to environmental, labor, and social responsibility requirements at agricultural operations internationally. Before SCS, Riley worked in environmental consulting, environmental education, ecotourism, and land conservation both domestically and abroad.
Riley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies with a Minor in International Affairs from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.