Based out of the Midwest, Riley is an Assistant Project Manager for GeoStabilization International. While earning a Bachelor’s degree geological engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, Riley was a four-year letterman on the varsity soccer team. Additionally, he participated in GeoStabilization’s Summer Intern Program the summer before his senior year. Riley also interned for Rio Tinto Borates at their Boron, California mine where he monitored benches, ran analysis on pit slopes, and helped redesign a more stable excess soil dump for the mine. Riley is an Eagle Scout and enjoys biking, snowboarding, hunting, fishing, and many other outdoor activities.
A variation of karst sinkhole grouting is the grouting of mined coal seams and workings located below existing infrastructure that exhibit the potential to propagate to the surface and cause sinkholes and/or subsidence.