Alec was never a quiet man in his youth. Nor was he considered unkind. Born 31 years ago to a loving family, you could say he had a perfect life. He would agree with you. Neither of his parents died while he was young, no one abused or neglected young Alec nor would he ever say they did. He spent most of his days hanging out with friends, getting into normal amounts of mischief and being a normal good son.
Once he left high school usually the story would talk about a drastic change and how he was unready for the world. Not really for boring Alec. He couldn't fully afford med school and sure his parents couldn't help but nothing tragic there, so he set off to find work.
Soon he found a job with the Mediterranean Oil Company (Not a great name) on one of their Oil Tankers. Not really having much experience he started in a low position like most, doing what he could to find someone to help train him on the operations on the ship. After some time he met his mentor, an old man named McGinnis. McGinnis was an old Scottish man in his 50's who had spend the last 30 years working for this company, he knew the ins and outs of most thing on the ship and over time taught Alec most of what he knew.
After almost a decade of learning off old McGinnis, Alec was finally ready to move onto the next step in his life. going back to school and becoming a doctor, but of course like most stories that's when tragedy struck. The news came while the Tanker was out at sea, near Turkey. The world was falling apart and no landfall was safe. Hearing this the crew quickly decided they had the ration to stay at sea as long as possible and wait for the situation to get better. It didn't.
After months aboard the Tanker, no food and the water purifiers slowly falling apart the crew started the turn on each other. Before long the ship was as filled with maneating monsters as the land. In a desperate act Alec and McGinnis executed a half-assed escape plan. Sadly during the escape McGinnis had to sacrifice himself for Alec to get off the ship and out of the hands of the living monsters aboard.
Taking the small raft he had stolen along with McGinnis he made his way to the shoreline of Turkey. after scavenging for the new 8 months or so, moving from abandoned town to abandoned town Alec found himself along the shore of the Black Sea. It was in a town along the shoreline he heard a break in the static one night on his radio one night. Confused and figuring he imagined it as it did not continue he spend the next few days in the same town, hoping to hear another sign again while he scavenged.
After a week of being in the town Alec finally heard it again, a voice! Someone else was alive out there. While Alec couldn't understand most of the things being said due to a different native language or static, he did hear one important thing. Chernarus. Alec knew where he was headed next, hopefully where he could rebuild a life with other people.