Riley Smith, Arborist Representative at Bartlett Tree Experts, works out of our Gaithersburg, MD office.
More about Riley Smith
Riley Smith was born in Washington, D.C. and was raised in the surrounding suburbs. His love for the outdoors was stoked at an early age during numerous outings with his family camping, back country hiking and during adventurous canoe trips navigating many of Maryland's waterways. He spent three years of his childhood living overseas in Japan. While there his adventures didn't stop. His family continued their exploration and climbed Mt. Fuji, reaching the 12,389 ft. summit. This collection of life experiences led him to attend the University of Tennessee where he obtained a BS in Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries Science. There he gained a deeper understanding of the natural world around him. Upon graduation he took a position with Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources as a watershed forester and rose to the ranks of Forestry Coordinator for the Chesapeake Bay. To broaden his knowledge of trees in the urban environment he decided to branch out into the arboricultural world. Today, Riley is a Certified Arborist Representative. He is a licensed tree expert, ISA Certified Arborist, Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and Plant Health Care Specialist. He is proud of his achievements and is ready to utilize his knowledge of the urban forest ecosystem to his friends, clients, and coworkers.