Eric Sage, Director of Respite Eric brings several years of experience to his role as Director of Respite Services. Beginning as a direct support professional, Eric has held many roles in direct service and leadership positions providing direction to programs serving individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. Eric oversees four support programs, day-to-day operations, strategic planning and government policy changes. Eric earned his degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Education and Human Development.
Mitchell Sikorski, Manager of Respite Services Mitchell started as a volunteer with True Friends. After experiencing some amazing things the organization had to offer, he moved into a staff role and is now a manager for the Respite program. He is an enthusiastic advocate for providing opportunities for people of all abilities to gain independence. Mitch comes from the state next door, Wisconsin, and he has many great and fun camping experiences that he is looking forward to bringing into the Respite program.
Debbie Allar, Manager of Health Care Deb has been involved with camp since 2007. It warms her heart to see the campers be so independent at times and show off all of their talented abilities. She believes True Friends is a life changing opportunity for every person involved. Deb spent her early years at True Friends in respite and has since transitioned into a full-time health care role.