Name: Diane Brasuell (Gaydos)
DOB: July 11th
Hometown: Knoxville, TN (recent transplant from Sacramento, CA)
Social Media: Facebook
Favorite River/Wave/Waterfall: Anywhere with fun rapids and beautiful scenery
Favorite Boat: Depends on the river; one of the things I love about JK is their awesome boat options and versatility!
Crazy Fact About You: I’m also an ER doctor
If Not Kayaking What Else Would You Be Doing? Sleeping… I have a tendency to choose kayaking over sleep (after night work shifts) and then fall asleep in the car on the way to and from the river.
Why Do You Love Kayaking? It’s an awesome venue to explore new areas of the world and country. It’s also my stress reliever and I love being in the middle of nowhere with nothing but my kayak, some food, and great friends.
Kayaking Videos/Promos: awetstate.com, my husband Daniel’s website has river write-ups to everywhere we’ve paddled and videos of our travels
Accomplishments: Kayaked 70-100 days per year during medical school and residency training with around 30-50 personal first descents per year; 10 international paddling trips during medical school/residency