Before all this happened I was a Chef. Like my dad, and his before him, I spent all my life working in restaurants. I actually started in the front of the house, but I really enjoyed getting creative with what I cooked. Another thing I liked was passing on that knowledge to the other members of my team that had a passion for food. I got the travel bug , but at the same time, I didn't want to lose focus on my career, so I started working on cruise ships.
When all of this was happening I was working on the Costa Risacca. I was fortunate enough to make it off and get picked up by a life boat before I froze to death. As far as I know the rest of my team didn't make it, nor did Captain Stubing of course. We managed made it to shore close to Nizhnoye. We held up there for a while, and after running out of supplies, they group wanted to head south to Elektro. I thought the big cities would be too dangerous, so I headed inland.
Before this I had only shot a gun once in my life. Luckily I'd always played soccer with my carnales and kept in good shape. That good cardio and my sharp set of kitchen knives kept me alive through all of this. Since then I've taken up hunting so I'm pretty good with a rifle now. My knives are mostly used to butcher the game I kill. Yes that's right, I can butcher too - I didn't work at no PINCHE restaurante vegetariano! Err...not that there's anything wrong with that.