North Fork Napa Auto Components |

NORTH FORK — In current months a few of you’ll have observed a brand new face behind the previous counter on the native Napa Auto Components retailer in North Fork. For many who have, you’ll know the person behind the counter to be Patrick Tachella, and for individuals who don’t, really feel welcome to cease by and say hello. Patrick is an affable man who welcomes good dialog, and it’s by no means a nasty concept to get to know the one who simply is likely to be serving to you repair your automobile sometime.

Patrick has been the proprietor/operator of the North Fork Napa Auto Components since buying the longstanding enterprise in early Might of this yr. Pat has lived in California’s Central Valley his entire life, rising up in Lodi, CA earlier than transferring to Fresno in 2011 to pursue a level in viticulture at Fresno State. Placing himself by means of college, he labored part-time as a mechanic till graduating in 2015 with a bachelor’s diploma in viticulture; spending a lot of his time whereas enrolled on the College because the Viticulture Membership President and Viticulture and Enology Alumni Affiliation President. 

Patrick Tachella

After graduating, Pat grew to become a full-time viticulturist for an area wine grape producer, finally being made the Director of Viticulture on the firm; personally managing over 5,000 acres of land.

Pat’s true connection to the area people, and the means by which he discovered himself in North Fork proudly owning and working an area auto components retailer, got here from an opportunity assembly with the girl who would at some point develop into the love of his life, Darylyn Dierberger. Pat says they met whereas he was nonetheless enrolled at Fresno State and visiting Coarsegold together with his long-time finest pal and pal’s girlfriend, native resident Trisha O’neil. Pat says they went to a small reunion celebration, and it was there that he met Darylyn. In response to Pat, that they had an on the spot connection, and he knew instantly he needed to be part of her life. A number of years later, he and Darylynn had been fortunately married, and on the lookout for a spot the place they hoped to have the ability to quiet down and deal with beginning a household. On the time Pat was nonetheless working because the viticulture director for an area winery, requiring him to journey incessantly all through the state, and the fixed journey was turning into burdensome on his new household. So, he began wanting significantly for a brand new profession that might place much less demand for journey on his time and was fortunate sufficient to search out simply that when an area alternative got here open permitting him to depart his place on the native grape distributor and start working because the greenhouse supervisor for Tillandsia Worldwide, situated in Coarsegold.

For many who don’t know, Tillandsia is without doubt one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of air crops. After hiring on, Pat spent a number of years at Tillandsia having fun with higher hours and fewer journey. He nonetheless consults for the enterprise at this time. 

Pat has worn a number of hats up to now few years, from a 9:00-5:00 automobile mechanic, to skilled wine grape grower turned air plant farmer, earlier than lastly deciding to return to his ardour and first line of employment; engaged on vehicles and instructing individuals to know extra in regards to the work they’d usually in any other case solely have the chance to pay another person to do for them.

L to R, Haunsel Kern, Patrick Tachella, & Shawn Antill

Pat says, “I’m this as an funding for my household, however extra importantly as an funding for the group. I would like to have the ability to service the automobiles which can be really on the street, and never have a store filled with previous and outdated components. Asking questions on what clients really need to have on the shelf is one thing I do every day. I’m coming again to my true ardour, engaged on automobiles and serving to individuals with fixing their automobiles if one thing is unsuitable.”

Curiously sufficient, this sentiment shortly grew to become extra than simply phrases when, mid-interview, long-time native resident Haunsel Kern’s truck broke down fairly actually throughout the road from the Napa Auto Components retailer. Haunsel entered the shop, asking for a couple of components and a battery tester. What he didn’t notice was he was about to obtain rather more than he had bargained for when Pat and his good pal Shawn Antill got here to Haunsel’s assist, strolling throughout the road, inspecting the truck, and instantly setting to work about fixing the issue. And this was the way in which the interview ended, Pat, Shawn, and Haunsel nonetheless tinkering with the damaged down truck, assured it might be working in good working order inside no time in any respect.

Pat wakes up each morning, glad to go to work and do one thing he loves. Having the ability to present for his household whereas additionally serving the group he has chosen to settle in is a lifelong dream for Pat. Real in his demeanor and glad to help these in want, the mountains are fortunate to have gained such a devoted and succesful member to our area people.