Rik Hagarty – Founder

Rik Hagarty founded SAWs in 2003 toward the end of his career in the transportation and logistics industry. Rik conceptualized and led the expansion of SAWs across Indiana and into other states. His experience in business development, sales and consulting has been instrumental to SAWs. Rik attended Indiana State University.


Tim Thurston

Tim Thurston – Executive Director

Tim brings years of experience in operational leadership, customer stewardship, and financial management. As many SAWs team members do, he wears many hats and has been actively organizing ramp builds, doing ramp builds, growing SAWs’ Corporate Team Building program, and training new project managers and customer service representatives.

Tim grew up in the Indianapolis area and has a deep passion to serve people in the community. Tim and his wife, Becky, have three grown children and are active in Franklin, Indiana. Tim is an IHSAA football referee and sits on the boards of Franklin Rotary Club and Leadership Johnson County. Tim graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science / International Studies and Core in Statistics.


Laura Belko

Laura Belko – Marketing Director

Laura Belko joined the team at Servants at Work in 2021, and previously served as Program Development Manager. With a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland, Laura leverages her extensive background, including military service as a Navy Chief Petty Officer and leadership roles on various boards. In addition to her professional achievements, she contributes her expertise to SAWs, playing a pivotal role in enhancing brand visibility and revenue. Laura enjoys family activities, trivia, road trips, and creative projects during her leisure time.


Byron Chaplin

Byron Chaplin – Accountant

Byron earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from Westminster College in Pennsylvania. He gained valuable experience working for five years at an engineering firm, where he handled various accounting responsibilities such as general accounting, tax preparation, budgeting, planning, corporate reporting, and contract cost analysis. Additionally, he owned and managed a service bureau, offering bookkeeping, accounting, payroll, and customized data processing services to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Byron also provided in-house accounting and related services to multiple not-for-profit organizations. Since 2013, he has been tutoring accounting at Ivy Tech Community College. Since 2015, Byron has been serving as an Accountant for SAWs.


Mike Page

Mike Page – Operations Manager

Mike Page is the Operations Manager for SAWs, currently residing in Pendleton, Indiana. With a strong track record of 3 years at SAWs, he has proven himself as both a valuable team member and an effective Project Leader. Prior to joining SAWs, Mike spent 20 years at NIR Corporation, where he held roles as a Project Manager and Project Coordinator. Outside of work, Mike enjoys pursuing his hobbies of photography and offroading.