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Our People

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The staff of Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee is extremely committed to the cause and mission focused. Each staff member is passionate about what they do. That has allowed us to create an amazing team that makes each wish experience powerful and unforgettable. We're proud to serve children, and families, in East Tennessee and to provide hope, strength, and joy.


Garrett Wagley, President & CEO

Make A Wish East Tennessee brings hope, strength, and joy to children with critical illnesses and Garrett is passionate about that mission. He loves seeing the difference a wish makes in a child and how it inspires them, their family, and the community.


Abby Agnew Carden, Director of Program Services

Abby loves that Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee focuses on the child's wish and not the child's condition. She continues to be amazed at what the wish truly does for a child helping them focus on the positives.


Devin Schiesser, Wish Manager

Since moving from Wisconsin to become a part of Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, she has thoroughly enjoyed coordinating the wishes of our children and families and watching the power of a wish come to life.


Maggie Morgan, Development Coordinator

Maggie’s love for Make-A-Wish and it’s mission started as a Program Services intern the summer going into her senior year of college at the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. She stayed connected as a wish granter volunteer and is now a staff member. She feels honored to be a part of this organization!


Melody Nation, Administrative Assistant

Melody's love for Make-A-Wish came from her son, Brandon, getting a wish in 2015. It was such an amazing experience for her son and their family.

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Make-A-Wish® East Tennessee
6005 Century Oaks Drive, Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37416
(423) 629-9474