Robert James Riley was born in Chilliwack, BC. His schooling included BCIT and the University of Lethbridge. Mr. Riley articled to Dunc Gillmore and he received his commission as an Alberta Land Surveyor on June 9, 1972.
Mr. Riley was also commissioned as an Ontario Land Surveyor and a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Texas. His survey experience includes boundary retracement, oilfield, construction and housing development.
He is an ordained minister in the Community of Christ and enjoys canoeing, rafting and traveling.