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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 apprentice blacksmith for four 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 bachelor's degree in fine arts from Syracuse University. She joined Yellow Cat in 2004 as a producer, editor, and artist/animator. Her previous experience includes 18 years producing programs for government, corporate and association clients.  Whether the product is live-to-air, or edited and distributed via digital media, she applies her knowledge of video, graphics, and technology to communicate the message with clarity and creativity. In her spare time, she sculpts as another venue for her creative expression.

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.