Colby was born and raised in Hawai‘i and enjoys giving back to the community through his professional and personal endeavors. He is especially energized by building intergenerational connections, supporting healthy policy change, and bringing together non-traditional partners for innovative collaborations. Colby recently picked up the sport of golf and welcomes any challenger who thinks they can hit more balls in the water hazard than he can. He also has two puppies, Riley and Oscar, who help him move naturally through neighborhood walks and visits to the dog park.

After graduating from ‘Iolani School, he earned a B.A. from Willamette University, an M.B.A. from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Shidler College of Business, and an M.P.H. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health. He is a board member with the Hawai‘i Public Health Association, Better Business Bureau (BBB) of the Northwest & Pacific, and Kaho‘omiki, and is a board trustee with Willamette University.