Riley is originally from Cresco, Iowa, and her family still resides in that area. She is married to Brad Riley, who is the manager of the Tire Service Center at 1500 South Second Street in Cherokee.
In her free time, Riley likes to boat and water ski at the Iowa Great Lakes, and also enjoys scrap booking "when I find the time - which I never do."
She also enjoys her dog Boots, a black lab mix. Riley's father-in-law, Keith, also teaches (social studies) at the Cherokee Middle School.