MAD Staff News: Dominique Conlu & Emily Easom

Updated: Aug 29, 2019

Director of Videography Dominique Conlu - Congratulations! Thank you! & A Fond Farewell

Short edit of Dom's home surf break at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, California.

Shot with a Canon EOS 60D. Directed, shot, edited, and produced by Dominique Conlu.

Congratulations to MAD Director of Videography, Dominique Conlu, who will be attending U.C. San Diego this fall. Dom will study visual arts with an emphasis on videography. A graduate of Saint Ignatius College Prep. in 2016, she began her formal studies in videography at the College of San Mateo where she also fulfilled her basic undergraduate requirements. Dom started as MAD's first videography intern in the Fall of 2016, and by the Spring of 2017, she was hired as a staff videographer. Eventually working her way up to the position of MAD's Director of Videography, along the way, the young filmmaker produced hundreds of training video and basically created MAD's department of videography.

Dominique was able to accomplish all this while attending to her studies and pursuing her other passion, surfing. Dom learned how to surf during family vacations in Maui, and she took to it like Princess Kaiulani herself. Unfortunately, but also understandably, her parents restricted her surfing activities to those family vacations where she was under their strict supervision. However, when Dom turned 16 and got her license, she struck a bargain with her parents whereby they would allow her to surf locally if she would agree to restrict her wave riding to Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica where the break is slightly more forgiving. Over the next four years, Dom wore a path from her front door, down the Cabrillo Highway, to the popular Pacifica Beach. Hardly a week passed that she wasn't able to find her way into the Pacifica breakers, honing her skills and carving up the local surf. So it came as no surprise when Dom applied to U.C. San Diego which in addition to having an outstanding videography program, also boasts some the most beautiful beaches and best surfing in the world.

Dom, although everyone at MAD is thrilled over your success, they also are saddened by your departure. Even though you will still be available for consulting, it will not be the same. You are leaving quite a legacy in your wake. Thank you for your outstanding body of work, and best of luck in all your endeavors, both in the classroom and on the beach. Look out San Diego surfers! It is doubtful that the moondoggies of La Jolla are ready for the Gidget of Taco Bell Beach.

Coach Emily Easom - Congratulations and Welcome Aboard!

MAD Internship Video featuring MAD Coach Emily Easom.

Murray Athletic Development is thrilled to announce the addition of its newest coach, Emily Easom. When Easom first came to MAD in the Fall of 2017, she was interested in working exclusively with professional basketball players; however, after observing Coach Eric Bringas' work, she was intrigued, and agreed to serve as a MAD intern. Easom started working with Coach Bringas at MAD's Garage location on Geary Blvd. in San Francisco, and she quickly garnered rave reviews from coaches and trainees alike. Her evaluations were simply off the charts. Throughout the fall and winter, she continued her outstanding performance, and this past spring she accepted the position as a MAD Coach. Coach Easom now conducts the Mind Body Skills Clinics at MAD's Institute of Physical Culture located on the Saint Ignatius College Prep. Campus in San Francisco.

Coach Easom grew up in Marin County, and attended Marin Catholic High School where she starred on the Varsity Girls Basketball and Softball Teams, rivalling classmate Jerad Goff for all of the school's athletic accolades. During her high school career, she was named MCAL Basketball Player of the Year in both her junior and senior seasons. In 2012, the S.F. Chronicle named her the North Bay Player of the Year. Coach Easom still holds the Marin Catholic school record for most three-point field goals made in a career.

Upon graduating in 2012, Easom attended Portland State University where she started for three years, and received Big Sky Conference Honorable Mention in 2014 and 2015. Coach Easom set two Portland State University women's basketball records with most three-point field goals made in a single season (136) and most three-point field goals made in a single game (7). After three years at Portland State University, Coach Easom transferred to Sacramento State University in order to take advantage of their academic programs. She finished her college basketball career playing for the Hornets, and graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology in 2017.

Congratulations on your new position as a MAD Coach. Murray Athletic Development is honored to welcome you as a member of the MAD family!