Damian was born in the mid 1970’s and grew up in Macon, Georgia, although little is known regarding his early childhood. Damian experienced an average life where he grew to become a hard-working and practical man acquiring skills ranging from construction, craftsmanship and welding. As an adult, he grew to become a family man in Georgia where he fell in love with a woman named Valerie and the pair married where they later had a son named Julian, the trio lived together as a typical family.
Damian is a wise but severely damaged man. Before the apocalypse, he was a loving family man who provided for his wife and son, originally from Georgia, Damian and his family moved to Chernarus in persuit of his career as a photographer. But the apocalypse took its toll, and after his wife was infected and turned into a zombie. Damian was able to cope due to him still having his son, Julian, to look after. Damian's inner demons were on the brink of escape as the world spares him no horrors, his severe PTSD repressed only by his steadfast commitment to meditation. While a good man at his core, Damian struggles immensely with mental illness brought about by trauma.
After Damian's friend, Duane left to find his family in Moskva, Damian began to get reckless, which eventually led to the death of his son. Damian was a changed man, who had become insane and intensively grief-stricken with the death of his family, so he claimed to redeem himself by killing all of the infected, though Damian was shown to also have turned into a cold blooded murderer who killed anyone who got in his way, even if they were harmless survivors, like the time when he savagely murdered three survivors for following him into the woods. It was only after meeting a peaceful survivor named Benjamin that Damian was able to reclaim his sanity and in which he developed his code to never kill human beings again. It was from Benjamin that Damian learned how to meditate and supress his inner demons.