Born and raised in Chicago, 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, Star Trek, and 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. Segueing 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, Mo coordinated multiple aspects of film development from pre-production to principal photography and post-production 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, she was hired as the Director of Development for a production company at Universal Studios. While helping others to 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, she is currently a freelance writer with clients in the United States, Australia, Germany, Japan and Vietnam as well as the creator of humormewithmo.com, a blog about about day-to-day life with a humorous twist. (Humor, she says, is the weapon against life’s absurdities, and, the best medicine for anything that ails her.)
She also launched her podcast, Bite of Courage. A platform for sharing stories about courage, she asks her guests how they find it and what they do with it in the face of fear. She also created a writing class called Everyone Has A Story that she’s taught at libraries and recovery centers, inspiring others to be bold, brave, and daring and to write from the heart.