Katherine Hitchcock grew up loving puzzles, mysteries and math problems. She studied math at the UW and joined IBM as a computer programmer in the mid-‘60s. Toward the end of her career in Silicon Valley, she and her late husband moved aboard and cruised a 38’ sailboat for twelve years on the east coast and the Caribbean. Retired now and no longer sailing, she lives near the water in Ballard where she pursues her interest in philosophy, gardening, hiking, and traveling. She volunteers her time at the Seattle Rose Garden and in the P-Patch program.