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Those paychecks, however, are not the only reasons people like him. Haynes is also heavily involved in the community and dedicated to helping others.
"I feel like my day is an accomplishment if I've done something to help other people," Haynes said.
Haynes has helped raise more than $1.5 million for several organizations, including Breakfast With Santa, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arkansas, Mission to Russia and the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Pulaski County. Haynes serves on the boards of those organizations and of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church and the Arkansas Museum of Discovery.
He has helped raise money for Junior Achievement, Paws on the Pavement and Beacon Therapeutic as well. He also founded the Brenda Haynes Educational Horizon Scholarship Award in honor of his mother, an educator of 40 years and superintendent of the Sheridan School District.
Haynes considers one of his greatest accomplishments to have become, at 23, the owner of three La Cocina restaurants, which he later sold to a group of investors.
Haynes, who teaches courses at the University of Phoenix, said his greatest challenge is balancing single parenthood, a career and teaching.