Kim Thomas (BS '76)

I retired early from an academic career spent mostly at Whittier College teaching in the Department of Economics. My husband Paul Thomas, another Caltech alum, retired last summer from Intel, where he had been Chief Economist for more than 10 years. Suddenly free for the first time to live wherever we wanted, we chose Port Townsend, Washington on Puget Sound. Established originally as a seaport during Victorian times, PT has found new life in the last twenty years as a weekend destination for tourists from Seattle. We have a lovely home south of town on 2/3 acre in the forest only blocks from the beach, where we walk three times a week and see bald eagles, otters and signs saying "Don't disturb the seal pups." (We've not been here long enough to see the pups themselves, yet.) Paul and I have formed a small consulting company, Economic Stories, LLC, and we continue to write and--in Paul's case--give invited talks on topics in economics and business.

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