Biography

A lifelong pursuit of optimal health.

Dr. Riley understands the importance and benefits of eating well, living well and being well. To that end, she has infused this healthy approach into her everyday life and medical practice.

As a leading Naturopathic Doctor practicing in Truckee, California, Dr. Riley welcomes both new and returning patients to her office at High Sierra Natural Medicine.

She began her medical career in the conventional approach to healing, graduating from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Engineering and spending nearly a decade designing medical devices.

Yet her pursuit of optimal health led her back to graduate school in 1999 to become a Naturopathic Doctor. It was a combination of her experience in the classical medical industry combined with a desire to understand the healing powers of alternative medicine that inspired her to explore healthcare from a different perspective.

Dr. Riley’s career path came full circle when she graduated from Bastyr University in 2004 with a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.), specializing in environmental medicine, or the impact of our environment on our health. This interest is very evident in her work with patients today, as well as her involvement with community outreach and education, such as the EcoMom Alliance, a non-profit organization created to inspire and empower mothers to help reduce the climate crisis and create a sustainable future.

Additionally, she expanded her medical education through training in Cranial Sacral and Visceral Manipulation through Upledger Institute, as well as Nalbudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET), used to treat allergies and sensitivities through a combination of applied kinesiology and acupressure.

She is also a member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.