National Pow Wow.

The people at Yellow Cat


Michael Ford

Michael Ford


Michael has a BFA in Photography and Film from Rochester Institute of Technology and a MS in Broadcasting and Film from Boston University. He was an appentice blacksmith for 4 years in Mississippi. Michael incorporated Yellow Cat in Washington, DC in 1980. He is a writer,producer, director and director of photography. His award winning programs have aired nationally and internationally. He is an avid sailor and amateur historian.


Katie Gates

Producer, Writer, Editor, Animator

Katie has a BFA  from Syracuse University. She joined Yellow Cat in 2004 as a Producer, editor and artist/animator. Her previous experience includes 18 years of producing programs for government, corporate and association clients.  Whether the product is live-to-air, video tape, or a digital format, she applies her knowledge of video, graphics, and technology to communicate the message with clarity and creativity. Another venue for her creative expression is sculpture.

Lou Linden

Writer/Producer/Program Developer

Lou is a graduate of Shimer College and the University of Texas. He is a historian, preservationist, crimimal defense lawyer, sea captain, and raconteur. With a life long penchant for history, Lou starting melding his passion with video in the 1980s when he assisted in the making of "Passage to Galveston, the Story of Elissa", 1 x 60 for KUHT about the restoration of the 1877 barque.