Kinley was born and raised in Silverdale, WA and always dreamed of being a Husky. Originally planning to go into the medical field, she entered the University of Washington in 2004 earning a degree in English. While attending school she landed her first job at a country radio station in Seattle as a member of the Street Team. After a few months, she became an intern for the night show and eventually a co-host. From then on out, she was hooked. After working at a few other stations in Seattle, she's now rockin' the radio 10a-3p on Spokane's Hot 96.9.