Dr. Kriley was born and raised in Smith Center, Kansas. He attended Washburn University in Topeka where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in biology, with a minor in chemistry. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City.

Dr. Kriley completed his residency program at North Colorado Family Medicine in Greeley, Colorado and practiced family medicine here at Wray Community District Hospital and Clinic and Norton County Hospital in Norton, Kansas.