Temaʻuounukuhiva Teʻikitekahioho-Wolff was born in Hilo, Hawaiʻi and raised in the district of Puna. He went to Ke Kula o Nāwahīokalaniʻōpuʻu, a Hawaiian language immersion school, where he learned Hawaiian language. He is of ʻEnana (Marquesan), Hawaiian, Chinese, Dutch and American descent. He currently lives in Aotearoa New Zealand with his partner and in 2020 pursued a Masters of Māori and Pacific Development from the University of Waikato while writing his thesis on the ancestral fishing methods of Nukuhiva. He speaks English, Hawaiian and Marquesan and is learning to speak French and Māori. His interests are in Polynesian linguistics and culture, connecting people throughout the Pacific and enjoying the ocean, whether it be through fishing, diving or surfing.