Teri-Ann Motoyama was born on November 25, 1988 in Honolulu, Hawaii. In Elementary through Middle school she enjoyed being a part of her school's speech team and competing in speech festivals. In high school Teri was a part of the Electric Car team and helped build an electric powered car. She was also the driver of the car in HECO'S Electron Marathon. She graduated Cum Laude from Kalani High School in 2006. While at Kalani High School Teri played golf for the Kalani Falcons and helped Scott Nishimoto as he ran for State House Representative.
Teri attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa for two years before transferring to Maui Community College to pursue a BA in Applied Business and Information Technology.
Teri's hobbies include fishing, arts and crafts, spending time with her family, and training miniature long-haired Daschunds.
Teri currently resides in Kahului, Maui and is attending Maui Community College.