Jana Morehouse, M.S., R.P.A. - Managing Partner
Jana has been an archeologist for ten years, and on the Register of Professional Archeologists since 2016. Her research at the University of New Mexico focused on irrigation and modeling of a prehistoric field system on the Big Island of Hawaii. She is proficient in GIS, remote sensing, and has assisted her husband with taking aerial imagery using drones. Her work has been presented at the Society for American Archeology national conference, as well as local and state conferences. Although South Dakota is very different from a tropical island, Jana prefers the cold temperatures and the opportunities that exist for studying historic and prehistoric sites throughout the Midwest.
At Beyond, Jana writes proposals, acts as Principal Investigator and Project Manager, edits reports, and communicates with state, federal, and tribal officials to make sure that all projects follow regulatory guidelines.
She lives in Rapid City with her husband, corgis Pepper and Sage, and a revolving door of foster cats, courtesy of her volunteer work with the Oglala Pet Project.
Lance Rom, M.A., SOPA - Managing Partner
Lance has a Bachelor of Art with double majors in anthropology and geology and a Master of Art in public archeology/anthropology. He has been principal investigator for more than 35 years on over 2,500 previous projects, many of which were in steep, mountainous, or other remote terrain. He managed the Black Hills National Forest’s cultural resources programs in both South Dakota and Wyoming for more than thirteen years between 1984 and 1998. He also managed the Nebraska National Forest’s cultural resources programs and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s cultural resources programs in North and South Dakota for several years. Lance has experience managing all types of cultural resources projects and program budgets in excess of $1,600,000.00 per year, and with over 70 staff members.
Elena Houk, M.B.A. - Managing Partner
Elena manages the business aspects of Beyond, from accounting to Human Resources. She’s extremely knowledgeable about workplace rules and regulations, and consistently attends trainings in order to remain up to date. Invoicing will come through Elena’s office.
Elena came to the United States from the Ukraine, and loves to share both the food and culture. She has an exceptional green thumb. She lives in Rapid City with her family.
1119 Northeast Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Nicole Towey - GIS Specialist, Office Support Staff
Nicole has been through extensive training and is knowledgeable in conducting records searches and mapping using GIS software. She previously completed a one year program in AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS and is currently pursuing an Associate's degree in computer-aided drafting at Western Dakota Technical School in Rapid City.
Outside of work, Nicole enjoys photography and spending time with her Newfoundland dog Willow, and her bunny Boost.
Reuben Weston - Tribal Liaison, Archeological Technician
Reuben studied Native American Studies at Oglala Lakota College. He serves as primary tribal liaison for all projects. Reuben organizes and conducts oral history collections, prepares and reviews reports, and is involved with cultural and historic records research, cultural resource field surveys, and archeological and historical site recording and testing. He also provides input on appropriate communication strategies to consult with tribes.