Riley Thomas received his master's degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Washington University and his B.S. in clinical physiology at Central Washington University. Riley has a diverse background in occupational therapy settings including outpatient pediatrics, acute rehabilitation, home health, outpatient neurorehabilitation, and upper extremity rehab. He found his calling for pediatrics while interning in a remote village for disabled children in Vietnam. Since this time, Riley continues to be inspired by the joyful spirit and excitement for life that every child has. He enjoys working with children of all ages and backgrounds, though has a growing interest in helping children with cerebral palsy and visual deficits. It is Riley’s long-term goal to garner a well-rounded and fruitful pediatric experience in the U.S. so that he can one day take the skills he has learned to benefit children and families living in impoverished places around the world.
Riley has recently moved to the Gorge out of a strong interest in all of the outdoor recreations the area has to offer. He loves being outdoors in all seasons, whether that means trekking up and down the snow slopes in winter or trailblazing the pacific northwest in the summer.