Hekili graduated in 2015 from Bentonville High School in Arizona.
After graduation, he served a Mandarin speaking church mission in Brisbane, Australia for two years. He currently studies and plays football at the Univeristy of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Hekili is a newly-wed and is loving his time on the island. He looks forward to meeting new people, helping the Trust, and learning new things.