Cathy is a native Houstonian. Her father Dewey Compton was a famous radio and television personality along with his son Ronnie. Tragically they both perished along with Dewey's wife Curtis, and Ronnie's wife, Hart, in a private plain crash in late 1976. Cathy graduated in 1980 from Texas A&M with a BBA in Finance and a double minor in Economics and Management. In 1987, she moved to Southern California for a fresh start trying to escape her prior traumas. Eventually she moved to Sacramento, California where she settled in as a single mom, raising her son Nick.
In 1990, she graduated with honors receiving an MBA in Finance from Golden Gate University. While working for the State of California, she received three different appointments from two sitting Governors and has accumulated twenty-one years of Executive Management experience. She has 30 years of overall management experience gained in the public, for-profit and non-profit sectors and has traveled the ten western States providing technical assistance as well as providing financial/accounting presentations to rural communities.
Cathy is currently involved in developing her second career as an accomplished writer and motivational speaker. She is a member of the National Association of Female Executives, the National Association of Professional Women, Women Working Network, and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students.
Cathy's hobbies include gardening, reading and traveling. She and her husband, Dusk, are actively involved and drawn to charitable organizations such as Light Africa, the Wounded Warrior Project, the World Wildlife Federation, the International Primate Protection League, Helping Hands, Friends of the NRA and various other charities. Recently, she and Dusk, raised $38,000 to help construct a high school in Kampala, Uganda and also sponsor the education of two children in Kampala: Alexandra and Sam.
During the last four years, Cathy has focused on writing her memoir, “Living Through The Pain – The Lonely Me,” fulfilling a dream she has had. “My suffering has provided me with a unique lifetime awareness of what enormous pain an individual can live through and still be able to propel your life forward in a productive manner. I found inspiration through my Christian upbringing which provided me my only outlet to find peace and the ability to live through the pain. I now consider my in-depth understanding of pain as a calling from God whereby I focus my energy on serving others and assisting them in finding the courage to move forward.”