Mo-Chan was born and raised in Santa Rosa, California. The eldest daughter of six kids, she draws creative influence from her lively childhood, studying in the beautiful mountains of Santa Cruz, and her young adult years living in Japan.

She currently resides in Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband, Norman, and their imaginary dog, Emerson. When she isn’t holding a paintbrush or pen, she may be found walking under trees, tutoring students or talking to herself in the kitchen.