The son of Deaf parents, Mo is a “native signer” and has been signing his entire life. In the 1980’s, he began the formal training needed to become a certified interpreter. Quickly rising through the levels of certification, he now holds Level 5 “Master” status with the National Association of the Deaf.
He began teaching ASL at Cabrillo College in 2000, and teaches there to this day. Soon thereafter, he helped found the ASL program at CSU Monterey Bay and taught there until his retirement in 2013. Two years ago he was invited to help establish a summer ASL program at Kirby which has now evolved into a year-round offering.
Now semi-retired, he enjoys tinkering with and driving his sports cars, and motorcycling.