Stuntwoman, and Founder of “Diamond in the Raw”
Ms. Baker has been in the entertainment industry for over 22 years as a professional Stuntwoman/Stunt Coordinator. She has over 135 credits in the industry as a Stunt Performer. Ms. Baker also was the first African American Stuntwoman to Stunt Coordinate a big budget project “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.” Ms. Baker currently is the executive producer of a documentary about African American Stuntwomen called "Hollywood at Its Best II”. In addition, to her career as a stunt performer she has been working as a Probation Officer for over 22 years. As a Probation Officer, she has worked with juvenile delinquents and developed several innovative and creative special programs for at risk teens. Ms. Baker discovered that at risks teens were quite intrigued with the entertainment industry. By co-mingling her expertise in dual careers, she plans on increasing the ratio of women working in the entertainment field by creating programs that would be captivating for at risk teens (especially young girls). In 2010 Ms. Baker received the Peace Officer Award for her work in the community. Her passion and thrust in life is to change the imbalance of gender behind the scenes in Hollywood.
In 2008 La Faye created the non-profit called Diamond in the RAW. The organization. The DITR is devoted to empowering and transforming the lives of foster care and at-risk teen girls through S.T.E.A.M. Education and the Arts. Ms. Baker graduated from California State University Long Beach where she received her Bachelors of Arts Degree. In 2002 she completed the University of California Los Angeles Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Studies Program. Baker is also a member of LAAAWPPI-2013 Institute