Growing up in an isolated mining town in Northeastern Manitoba, Faye’s first contact with politics as a fifteen year old was when her father took her to a CCF campaign meeting. When the local United Church minister was fired for trying to organize a union—there were mine managers on the church board, the church was on mine property—the injustice confirmed Faye in her commitment to the CCF and later the NDP as the party that would fight for the values she believes in.

Faye is a retired social worker, having spent many years working as an employee of Cowichan Tribes. Faye serves as membership co-lead on the Executive and also sits on the Executive of Cowichan Valley BC NDP.