ʻIolani Kaʻuhane was raised on the island of Oʻahu and spent his summers in Lahaina, Maui with his father. Currently, he serves as the Maui archaeologist for the State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD). He received his Associate of Arts from Kauaʻi Community College in 2009 and participated in mahiʻai, hula, lua, and voyaging. In 2012, he received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Anthropology at UH Hilo. Since his participation in the 2010 WKIP, he has been employed with several private archaeology firms and spent six years as a Cultural Specialist and Technician at Pōhakuloa Training Area. Through Huliauapaʻa and Nohopapa Hawaiʻi, he has continued archaeological work at Ahu a ʻUmi for many years and assisted with archaeological studies conducted on Nihoa and Mokumanamana of the Papahānaumokuākea National Monument. He also served as a student mentor and program alakaʻi for the WKIP 2011-2019. He is married to his beautiful wife, Chioke Kaʻuhane, and together they have two sons.