Ashley and I worked together remotely (she from Portland, myself out of Seattle) for months before we ever met. In our off time we became friends; talking about things like travel and art and how cool it would be to start a secret society. Eventually, it seemed dumb that we had never actually seen each other in person. So, we set aside a weekend, rented a tiny cabin in Skagit Bay and celebrated the inaugural meeting of our secret society (and ourselves) with a weekend of arcane initiation rites, pizza-eating, philosophical discussions and random photo shoots.