Annamay was born in California and raised in Illinois. She attended Blackburn College, a small liberal arts school known for its student work program. She studied in Mexico and worked and traveled in Europe. Annamay received her Waldorf certificate in early childhood education from Sunbridge College. She and her husband are longtime supporters of The Waldorf School of Atlanta (WSA). She created and led the Morning Garden (parent/child) program for six years, and is in her 20th year teaching kindergarten. She and her husband have three children. Her two sons are both engineers and her daughter graduated with a BS in BioMed. Annamay enjoys singing, sewing, embroidering, hiking, gardening, and laughing with her own children and her "school" children.