“I love being a part of a company that extends generosity to the local community.”
When Riley H. finished high school in his hometown of Tilbury, ON, he hadn’t made any decisions about his next steps in life. That’s why, when the opportunity to go on a mission trip for 9 months came up, he jumped at the chance. Riley now works in our Purchasing department, and we are happy to have him on our team!
During his time in Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Malawi, Riley experienced a big shift in perspective: “My mindset quickly changed from asking ‘What can I offer these people?’, to ‘What can I learn from them?’. The people I was living with were some of the most joyful and genuine people I have ever meet.”
Riley loves working at Nature Fresh Farms because of our company’s dedication to community involvement: “Nature Fresh Farms is a company where, when they see a need, they ask the question ‘What can we do?’, and then they do it. I love being involved in a company with those types of values.”
In addition to hanging out with his wife and family, Riley has a passion for music – he is often writing songs and playing local gigs with his band ‘Here On Planet Earth’.
Whether it’s tools for our Maintenance team, sticky card traps for our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategy, or anything in-between, Riley is responsible for keeping the departments throughout our operation stocked with the items they need to succeed. Riley is one of our #GrowToPeople!