Debbie Barnes


Deb has owned Annie's since 2002. She has spent many years working with kids, and she has 3 children of her own; James, Samantha, and Courtney. She since went on to open ABC Grow & Learn in Tecumseh in 2012 and in Adrian in 2014. Deb lives with her husband in Walled Lake. Deb spends her spare time with her friends, her 4 grand kids, and traveling. Deb served in the Air National Guard. 

Kimberly Andrew 


I have been with Annie's for 4 years, before that I was a preschool teacher for Miss Debbie at her Tecumseh center. To supplement my degree, my experience includes working at a Lenawee county school as a kindergarten paraprofessional; a teacher and and Education Specialist for the Michigan Migrant Head Start program, and years of ministry in the children's department at my local church. My life's passion is the field of Early Childhood Education and building a team of like-minded teachers and support staff to provide the best quality care, and support network for families, here at Annie's. My husband and I have been married for 18 years and live in Adrian with our 4 boys. Dakota is a Senior, Noah is a Sophomore, Dillon is in 7th grade, and Tobias attends Annie's. I enjoy watching football, camping, kayaking, and cheering for our boys and their musical endeavors.

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Brittany Robbins

Professional Development Coordinator
Brittany has been with Team Annie's since April 2018.

With a love for children and a creative spirit, child care is my home away from home. I have been working with children for most of my life. With three children of my own I have learned a great deal, both in and out of the classroom. I attended Siena Heights University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Child Development. I enjoy every aspect of child care, but the infant room will always hold a special place in my heart. I started here at Annie’s as the Lead infant teacher. Now I work directly with the staff working on their professional development plans and goals. 

Stephanie Jackson

Administrative Assistant
Field Trip and Fundraising Coordinator 
Stephanie has been with Team Annie's since November 2015. 
Hi! I am Stephanie. I have always loved children. I remember the first couple times I really started to babysit, seeing the looks on the kids faces when I taught them something new was priceless. I now have 3 boys of my own and my love for children has deepened.  I have a love for singing. I sing on the worship team at my church. My schooling has been put on hold, but will be starting back up next fall. 

Kristina Murray

Learn N' Play Preschool Lead Teacher
Kristina has been with Team Annie's since July 2004.
I have worked in child care for 20 years and 15 of them at Annie's. I have a chihuahua named Little boy and a pit bull named Violet. My husband is Keith and my step daughter is Angelina. I grew up in Adrian, MI. I have 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and 8 nieces and nephews. I currently live in Ypsilanti off of Ford lake. I enjoy going to the movies and taking my dogs on walks and boat rides. I also enjoy cooking and listening to music. I played the violin for 4 years when I was in school and enjoy arts and crafts.

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Alyssa Beaster

Jungle Junior Preschool Lead Teacher
Alyssa has been with Team Annie's since June 2018. 
I am finishing my CDA. My next education goal is my associates degree in ECE. I enjoy hiking. I read and listen to music in my spare time. I am an avid coffee drinker. 

Alexa De los Santos

Hopppin' Tots Lead Teacher
Alexa has been with Team Annie's since March 2016. 
I have my CDA, and plan on pursing an associates degree in ECE. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, listening to music, and spending time with my daughter. I value honesty. 

Alexa Gates

Hoppin' Tots 2 Lead Teacher
Alexa has been with Team Annie's since February 2017. 
My favorite thing about working with children is getting to teach them, and watch them grow ! I am working on my CDA. I am hoping to start my own family with my husband soon! I like to spend my time outside of work with friends and family, and traveling.

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Dawn Mukenstrum

Peek-a-boo Lead Teacher
Dawn has been with Team Annie's since May 2016. 
I am currently working on my CDA. I have 3 children, and 1 grandson. I like to dress up in a Daisy Duck costume on Halloween!

Faith Vogel

Learn N' Play Preschool Assistant Teacher
Faith has been with Team Annie's September 2016.
In my spare time, I like exploring photography. I also like to make different crafts. 

Leah Marsh

Hoppin' Tots Assistant Teacher
Leah has been with Team Annie's since June 2018.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. I like to take old furniture and refurbish it. I like to paint. I hate belly buttons. 

Team Annie's

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Crystal White

Crystal has been with Team Annie's since December 2016. 
I plan on pursing my CDA, and eventually getting my Associates Degree in ECE. I enjoy watching movies with my daughter, Kayla. You will always see a smile on my face. 

Abby Miller

Abby has been with Team Annie's since June 2018.
I like binge watch my favorite TV shows. I enjoy baking and reading. I like to play Pokemon Go. I have a 2 year old daughter named Lucy!

Kelsey Whitish

Kelsey has been with Team Annie's since April 2017.
I plan on pursuing a degree in social work or nursing. I have 2 younger siblings, and enjoy children. I love spending time with my family and friends. I especially love horror movies.  

Our Team

Masters of converting coffee into customer satisfaction

Sherry Casey


Lauren Alexander

Lauren has been with Team Annie's since May 2018.
Hi I’m Lauren Alexander! Ever since I was a little I wanted to be a teacher and loved little kids. I have been working with kids for over 8 years (babysitting, nannying, working with special needs students in High School, and now at Annie’s!) I am a Sophomore at Washtenaw Community College (I decided to start at WCC because I got a 2 year president’s honor scholarship). I will be transferring to Eastern Michigan University next fall, to continue perusing my dream of become a teacher by getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in Special Education! I am hoping to teach kindergarten in the future so that’s why I love the Preschool room at Annie’s!