Cathryn (Cathy) Y. Paxton-Haines was born in Decatur, Georgia, just outside Atlanta, and her family moved to Ocala in Central Florida when she was three years old. She attended school in Ocala and was Student Body President and Salutatorian her senior year in high school. Cathy graduated from Emory University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and was a member of the Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau. Following graduation, as a result of a Hawaiian vacation as a graduation present from her parents, Cathy decided to move to Maui. She considered a career in nursing but found diving and business ventures more interesting. She worked as a scuba guide then became a National Association of Underwater Instructors scuba instructor. She helped start and develop a number of businesses including Kihei Sea Sports, Sea Sport Cruises, Maui Activity Center, Kihei Sportswear, and others. She worked in the visitor retail, charter, and activities business until she obtained her real estate license in 1981. In 1983 she began Paxton Properties, Inc., and was the President and Principal Broker. Paxton Properties was the first real estate company on Maui to use television as a marketing tool. The brokerage grew and became known for its fine listings. Cathy served on the Hawaii Association of Realtors Standard Forms Committee and was the state chairman for two years In 1991 Cathy joined Equity One Real Estate and continued to provide exceptional service in real estate sales. In 1994 she had a daughter, Christy, and began to enjoy the richly rewarding capacity of parent. She is married to J. Glenn Haines, M.D., who was the first urologist permanently living on Maui. Her mother, Cathryn (Kitty) Yantis, lives in a cottage on their property and is a vital part of their family. In 2000 Cathy served the Maui Board of Realtors as President. In 2002 Cathy was chosen as the Realtors Association of Maui Realtor of the Year. Two years later in 2004 Cathy served as Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee and is still involved with the committee. She is presently a member of that committee and is Maui's chairperson of the Realtors Political Action Committee. She has served on numerous committees for the Realtors Association of Maui in the past. Cathy's interests include playing tennis, snorkeling, kayaking, downhill and cross-country skiing, reading, hiking, playing with her dogs, horseback-riding, traveling, and spending time with her family at the beach at Keawakapu. She was the first female director of the board of Maui Country Club and was the first woman member of the Kihei-Wailea Rotary Club. Formerly Cathy served as a director on the boards of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Aloha House, the Kihei/Wailea Rotary Club, Friends of the Children's Advocacy Center (presently the Children's Justice Center), the Hui Noeau, Montessori School of Maui, Seabury Hall PTO, and the Kula 200 Homeowners Association. In 2009 and 2010 she co-chaired Seabury's annual Craft Fair. Reflecting her daughter Christy's similar love of horses Cathy is a member of the Maui Horse Show Association and likes to announce at horse shows. She has also taught Sunday School at St. John's Episcopal Church when Christy was younger.