Faye Burnett, a twin, was born in Olympia but resided in multiple areas
because her father served in the military. She spent her high school
years in Tumwater, graduating from Tumwater High School. She later
earned an Associate in Technical Arts Degree as a Legal Secretary at
South Puget Sound Community College.
Faye was hired as a criminal stenographer with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, Detective Division, in November 1980. However, prior to actively serving in that capacity, she served a few weeks as interim secretary to then Sheriff Dan Montgomery.
On January 1, 1994, Faye was promoted to Technical Specialist III and served as the support staff supervisor for the Detective Division. In that role she prepared the morning reports for disbursement to either the Prosecutor’s Office for their in-custody preliminary court appearances or the detectives for assignments. She also served as the secretary for the bureau chief.
Faye was appointed to the Executive Aide position by then Sheriff Gary Edwards on May 1, 1996, and remained as his executive aide through the rest of his career. On January 1, 2007, she was appointed by Sheriff Dan Kimball to serve as his executive aide, and then on January 1, 2011, she was appointed by Sheriff John Snaza to serve as his executive aide.
The Executive Aide serves as the confidential secretary to the Sheriff and Undersheriff but also maintains all personnel records.
When off duty Faye enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends and loves cats, barbecues, movies, talent shows, children, and a good, hearty laugh.