EricEric Sage, Senior Director of Respite
Eric brings several years of experience to his role as Senior 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.

Contact Eric at: 952.852.0117 or

Julia Steven, Manager of Respite Services
Julia grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She has worked with individuals of all abilities in a variety of settings including camps, residential, and day programs. Julia enjoys supporting participants as they build their confidence and independence while attending True Friends Respite.

Contact Julia at: 952.222.1065 or