Mo Gerngross grew up in Detroit, Michigan. She received a BBA in Marketing and Management from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind., and a MBA from West Chester University, West Chester, PA. She worked in the traditional retail industry for many years and was a merchandise buyer for QVC Network, a television home shopping cable station, for eight years.

Mo has attended courses at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell,  PA, and West Chester Art Center in West Chester, PA. She lives in Ambler, PA.