Kevin Gurney ARNP, CRNA

Feliz Diaz ARNP, CRNA

AOW – Anesthetists of Washington, LLC.

Our anesthesia providers are Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNPs).

Kevin Gurney completed his Master of Science, Nursing degree at Hamot Medical School, Gannon University, in Erie, Pennsylvania.  He completed anesthesia clinicals throughout New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio in a variety of settings and working with all levels of trauma and cardiac cases.

Kevin has worked in hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) and dental clinics throughout Washington, Utah, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.  Kevin grew up in Utah and enjoys living in the West with all the outdoor opportunities and diverse beauty that is found here.  He loves spending time with his family, fishing and camping.  Kevin has a great sense of humor and truly enjoys helping others.  He has a high standard of ethics and is a true advocate for patient safety.

Kevin Gurney’s Credentials


AANA (American Association of Nurse Anethestists)

WANA (Washington Association of Nurse Anesthetists)

NBCRNA (National Board for Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists)

WSSMDA (Washington State Society of Mobile Dental Anesthesia)


CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist)

ARNP (Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner)

PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)

BLS (Basic Life Support)

Our mission is to bring excellence in anesthesia care close to home in the familiarity and comfort of the provider’s office.  We strive to decrease pain and allow patients and providers to complete procedures which will improve quality of life and overall health.  We keep a focus on patient safety as we work to make a positive impact on each person we meet through personalized interaction and treatment plans.

We care about people and want to make a positive impact in the lives of those with whom we interact.  Our provider, Kevin Gurney, had two daughters experience extended health care needs.  Kevin was able to see the positive impact nurses and providers made in the quality of life for his own family.  This experience led Kevin to change career paths and strive to make a difference for good in the lives of others.  At AOW, we strive to decrease anxiety, provide pain relief and help patients get through difficult situations so they can focus on the things they enjoy!

Being involved in the community in which we live, work and play is something that has always been very important to us.  We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the world with the freedoms we enjoy.  We appreciate an opportunity to give back to the community around us!  We have enjoyed helping with local sports teams, homeless shelters, and outreach programs for youth.


“I wanted to thank you for your care and compassion during my procedures yesterday. I don’t remember leaving the dentist yesterday and didn’t have a chance to thank you in person. If (when?) I ever need sedation services at my dentist again I will certainly put my trust in you again. Thank you again!” -Nathan

“I was so nervous to have my wisdom teeth taken out, I’ve had them for 18 years!  I was given the option to be sedated and decided to go for it and was so glad I did.  Kevin did a great job answering my questions and making me feel like I was in good hands.  The extraction went great and my recovery went better than I expected!  I would highly recommend getting sedated for any dental anxiety, Kevin and Cheryl are wonderful!” -Samantha

“I want to thank you for a very professional and pleasant experience.” -Richard

“The complete operation was seamless and professional.  I have been completely pain-free.  Both Kevin and Casey met the highest standards of performance.  The administrative staff was of high quality and facilitation.   I would highly recommend AOW to anyone.”  -K. Charboneau

Everything went great and was well explained.

-Trevor T.

Plain down to earth guy who does his job well. We need more people like that. He’s very confident in what he does and it shows!

– Robert R.

Got the needle on the first try!

-Lisa V.

Everything is always great with everyone here.


Meet Our Team

Cheryl Gurney
Cheryl GurneyOffice Manger
Cheryl loves interacting with patients, providers and office staff! She provides all scheduling needs for our offices, credentialing, contracting, and patient followup. She enjoys the diversity of working with so many great people and locations! Cheryl’s hobbies are family time, gardening, piano and crochet.
Lauren Gurney
Lauren GurneyOffice Technician
Lauren is currently honing her Spanish speaking skills while serving a mission in Argentina until August 2024. Lauren has helped AOW with office and billing needs. Lauren enjoys singing, playing piano and ukelele, performing arts and gardening.
Heather Gurney
Heather GurneyOffice Technician
Heather helps with maintaining our websites and social media as well as assisting in the office. Heather will graduate with her Bachelor of Science, Nursing in May 2024. She loves to good humor, creating art and crafts, going fishing and being outdoors.
Brin Gurney, RN
Brin Gurney, RNNurse
Brin enjoys serving her community as a nurse in the telemetry/stroke/oncology floor at a local hospital as well as working at several ambulatory surgery centers. She helps AOW with double anesthesia room days, supplies needs and HIPAA/WISHA certification. She enjoys her family, spirituality and nature. Brin’s life-long dream, second to nursing, is to own a small homestead.
Casey Poor
Casey PoorAnesthesia Tech, LPN
Casey is an anesthesia tech and helps AOW run double columns. Casey has broad experience in all aspects of inpatient and outpatient care, and as an anesthesia tech in both office based and hospital settings. Casey loves to spend time with his family and going fishing.

AOW Motto

“Making Life Less Painful”

Dental Offices

Replace Anxiety with Relaxation

Comfort & Safety

Relieve anxiety and keep patients in the familiarity of your office.

Surgical Centers

Pain Blocks & General Anesthesia

Reduce Costs & Travel

Minimize patient cost and provide needed services for your patients.

Medical Clinics

Blocks & Steroid Injections

For pain & procedures

Conscious Sedation or general anesthesia