Three things you might not know about Nancy DeCherney:
• She moved to Wrangell as a toddler and grew up in Haines.
• She’s a professional chef who attended the Culinary Institute of America in New York.
• She applied to be the executive director of the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council in 2004 (her dream job) and didn’t get it.
“I had always wanted this job and I applied for it and they gave it to Karen Lechner,” DeCherney recalled in an interview last week. “It was devastating, really.”