Riley has always loved crafts and dance. When she was seven she started her first business, selling Wish Bracelets, based on the Universal Law of Attraction, thinking positively to bring you what you want in the world. The next year, she started a charity to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. In the five years of running her charity, Riley raised over $25,000 for children with cancer.
Now, fifteen, Grace is a YouTube sensation (under a different name) as a Beauty Guru and DIY-er (someone who does Do-It-Yourself projects). She has started using her YouTube status to begin raising money again for Neuroblastoma, a cancer that primarily strikes young people.
Riley has used her passions to write her first book by age ten, become pen pals with the late comedian, Dom DeLuise, accompany Jackie Robinson's daughter and Dodger All-Star Don Newcombe to a Dodger's game, be selected as a one-day toy-tester for Banzai Toys, model professionally in print, commercials and in a music video.
Having had so many incredible experiences as a child, Riley is now able to apply the skills she's learned to her branding, running her channel, making charitable donations and investing in the stock market.
While it seems that her life has just fallen into place, Riley has struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder since she was six. OCD is an obstacle, but her parents have never let it become an excuse as to why she cannot succeed or be happy. She has actually used her obstacle as a platform to help others, sharing her story with her subscribers on YouTube and being on a panel for the 2011 International OCD Foundation's annual convention.
“...The how isn’t always right, but if you believe, the end result is the same."
- Riley Baxter