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Courtney (Glaza) Naso

Born in Naples, Italy and raised in Kane’ohe, HI since age three. Studied classical piano with the late Ellen Masaki. Grew up sailing on Kane’ohe Bay. Second runner up in Hawaii’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program in 1989, as a high school Senior.  

Graduated with honors from Hawaii Baptist Academy in 1989. Obtained Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Michigan State University in 1993. Crowned Miss Hawai‘i 1994 (Interview and Talent Winner) and competed in the Miss America Scholarship Pageant. Enjoys reunions with her Miss Hawaii sisters and Miss America sisters.

Received a Juris Doctorate from Regent University, School of Law in 1998. Licensed to practice law in California (since 2000) and Hawai’i (since 2006). Practicing attorney with the Law Office of Steven J. Kim since 2009, focusing primarily in the area of family law. Presented Oral Argument to the Supreme Court of the State of Hawai’i in 2017.  

Married her best friend, Paul, 15 years ago and they have a wonderful, talented 12-year old daughter, Zoë, who is going into the 7thgrade at HBA. They attend First Prez church.

A breast cancer survivor; diagnosed in late 2015.  

Courtney credits her achievements and accomplishments to her parents, Paul and Cheryl Glaza, who provided guidance and a great work ethic. Most important, she is grateful her parents raised her in the church, where she learned the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus.

A constant theme in Courtney’s life is “service.” Since college, she has been a member of the Delta Gamma sorority, which emphasizes the importance of philanthropic activities. She is also committed to giving back to scholarship organizations that have helped shape her values, such as serving as a Mock Interviewer and Presenter/Mentorship Panelist for Distinguished Young Woman Of The Year (formerly Junior Miss), Mock Interviewer for Miss Hawai’i Outstanding Teen, and Mock Interviewer for Miss Hawai‘i Scholarship Program (2006 to present) and Judge in 2012.

In the legal community, Courtney serves as a Court-Appointed Volunteer Settlement Master with theFamily Court, is a Volunteer Mediator with Mediation Center of the Pacific, and occasionally volunteers with Kapolei Access to Justice.  She has also been a Presenter/Guest Speaker for the Hawaii State Bar Association Junior Judges in the schools (in the public schools and at HBA).

She has served as Secretary of the HBA Alumni Association for the past two years. In addition to being an HBA parent, Courtney continues to support HBA in various capacities, such as:   

Presenter, HBA Career Day

Mistress of Ceremonies, HBA Legacy Awards 

Spokesperson, HBA Is Our SchoolAd Campaign

Guest Speaker, HBA Mainland Advisory Council (MAC) Luncheon

Guest Speaker, HBA Parent Teacher Fellowship Dinner 

Mock Trial Coach/Presenter, HSBA Mock Trial Competition, Hawaii Baptist Academy