Colby was born and raised in Hawai'i and absolutely loves life in the Aloha State. Here, he can spend lots of time with family and friends, eat tasty food from around the world, meet people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, and enjoy a magnificent ecosystem without needing to travel very far. He feels extremely lucky to call Hawai'i his home and enjoys being able to give back to the community through his professional and personal endeavors. 

Colby is a graduate of 'Iolani School, which is where he learned digital photography and participated in a variety of sports, including paddling and pole vaulting. He received his BA from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and returned home to complete his MBA from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Shidler College of Business. He is currently a Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate through the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health and serves on the board of directors for the Hawai'i Public Health Association, Better Business Bureau (BBB) of the Northwest & Pacific, and Kaho'omiki. 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.