Alicia and Emily met in Kindergarten in Lynnwood, Washington in 1987. The friendship has grown through years in Math classes, band camp, sports teams and hiking. Emily moved to California for college and asked Alicia to join her a few years later. In the spirit of adventure that leads the Naviguessers, Alicia said yes and joined her for the next chapter of their adventure. After years of living in California and enjoying their early twenties Emily moved back to Washington and her roots while Alicia stayed in California. The miles separating them has only made their bond stronger. When the Naviguessers competed in the 2018 Rebelle, it only confirmed to them that years of close friendship has made them an excellent driving/navigation team. Knowing the strength and weakness of a partner as well as how to motivate and support them is crucial to excelling at this type of undertaking. The Naviguessers cannot wait to continue on this adventure and see what they can accomplish in 2019.