Born in the BLUFFS of Atlanta, Monty found himself born in a poverty riddled area, and despite the assumptions of those that live in poverty, he uses it as a reason to study harder and be healthier to escape poverty and be a successful scientist. He excelled in school, and found himself fascinated with radiation and wanted to go into the field of Actinobiology. He was given the opportunity to go along with UGA students on a trip to Ukraine into the Exclusion zone, to see first hand how Radiation behaves and how it affects cells. His trip went well, and so they flew to Novigrad as a connection flight to the US. The small plane was then ordered to make an emergency landing by the Chernorussian government into the NWAF, and was told that they carried some virus and needed all passengers to be screened, and quarantined if needed. All but 2 Passengers, Monty and another student, Lynn, were then let go back on their route, assuring that the two passengers would be flown to the US once they are discharged from the facility.
A week passes by in Quarantine, with both Lynn and Monty socializing as one doesn't get to do much in quarantine. Lynn was 3 years older than him, graduating just last year. She was studying to be a Chemist, and saw that she was given an opportunity to go along on the trip as well. The alarms suddenly began to blare for two minutes, until it is cut off along with all the lights, disengaging the electric lock on the door, allowing the two to leave. The two noticed a group of soldiers enraged and beating on another soldier with blood around their eyes and mouth towards the left, and so the two ran the other way which led out of the facility. The Airfield was in chaos, as soldiers fought large masses of what appeared to be extremely angry rioters. Lynn then notices an abandoned Jeep, still intact, and the two escape the airfield, fleeing South, to find themselves at the intimidatingly tall Green Mountain Radio Tower, finding it abandoned, and setting up camp there for the night.