Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Mo attended Notre Dame of Maryland University where she majored in marketing and minored in music. After graduating, she began her professional career at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, California. As the principal liaison for Paramount’s Merchandising and Licensing Department, she coordinated all phases of product development for their film and television properties, including NBC sitcoms: Cheers, Family Ties, and Star Trek, as well as various feature films.
Transitioning into television production, Mo began working with two of the greatest producing pioneers in sitcom history who were known for writing and directing hits like All In the Family, Maude, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan’s Island, and I Dream of Jeannie. This eventually led her into film production as an Executive Assistant to Kathleen Kennedy at The Kennedy/Marshall Company and later, as an Assistant and Production Executive at Miramax Films. From pre-production and principal photography to post-production, she coordinated multiple aspects on films like Schindler’s List, Beautiful Girls, Scream, Scream 2, Kids, and Copland.
After working for some of the funniest and most creative writers in the entertainment business, Mo was hired as the Director of Development for a production company at Universal Studios. While helping others write and develop their materials into manuscripts and screenplays, she discovered her own passion for writing, which led her back to her hometown of Chicago and a Master of Arts in writing from DePaul University.
Married with two boys, Mo currently spends most of her time podcasting on her new show Bite of Courage, a platform for sharing stories of courage and hope. She is also a blogger at humormewithmo.com where she writes about serious topics with a humorous twist, and she is a freelance writer with clients in the United States, Australia, Germany, Japan and Vietnam.