Kingsley was born in Columbus, Ohio. He moved to Bandon, Oregon when his father retired from the Air Force.
After a year at South Western Oregon Community College (where his father taught), Kingsley transferred to Oregon State University. He graduated with a degree in Communications and has been privileged to work in the broadcast communications field ever since. He has been the General Manager at KTVL-TV in Medford since 2004.
Kingsley is married to Diana, who is an RCC graduate in the Licensed Massage Therapist program. They have two adult children.