Kahoʻokahi is a native of Kona Kai ʻŌpua and is the manager of the Hale Kipa ʻŌiwi division for ʻAha Pūnana Leo.
He is a product of Pūnana Leo, Kula Kaiapuni and a graduate of Kamehameha Schools Kapālama class of 2007. He graduated from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with his B.A. in Hawaiian Studies and is currently a student in the Hawaiian language master’s program at Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani at UH Hilo.
Kahoʻokahi taught for more than 10 years at Pūnana Leo o Honolulu, Kawaiahaʻo, Mānoa, Kona, and Waialua, and at Ke Kula ʻo ʻEhunuikaimalino. He is a paddler, coach, and board member for Kai ʻŌpua Canoe Club in Lanihau, Kona.
Kahoʻokahi is also one of the founders of HULI, the Hawaiʻi Unity and Liberation Institute, a group that established and helped to maintain Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu and the protection of Maunakea.
Kahoʻokahi has two children and raises them completely in Hawaiian language.