Dave studied journalism in school and started shooting for his local news stations as a photographer. As he got more experienced Dave opted for more action no matter the task. Soon he applied for a photographer position at the U.N. and got it. He photographed the worlds news as he traveled, yearning for more action, Dave decided to internally apply for the wartime photographer position. He received the job and was sent to many war torn countries embedded with many different military units. These countries include Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and last but not least Chernarus.When Dave first arrived in Chernarus he was given the task to portray the CDF's fight a just cause, with complete adherence to the U.N. forms of warfare. As the Civil War progressed Dave soon realized the crimes of the CDF and it's U.N. partners. Because of this, Dave went rogue working with the ChDKZ and documenting their struggle. He met his Chernarussian wife during this time. However, during their short marriage she was killed by CDF riot police in an attempt to contain a crowd. From this point on, Dave operated in a freelance environment, selling to the the highest bidder for intense photos of the inside edition of the Chernarussian civil war. He became more and more bitter towards the CDF, but still attempting to remain neutral. He began to see the just fight that the ChDKZ were bringing to Chernarus, perhaps feeling some commonality with the "insurgents". After the war, Dave remained in Chernarus working on photographing the ruined country for the infatuated west. The instability of the country was mounting and Dave was there to capture it.
During the start of the infection Dave was one of the world's best photographers, still selling to the highest bidder; and capturing this societies collapse as it occurred. However, as the infection became more serious, so did Dave. He was forced to stop his photography and pushed to survive. Dave adapted as he always has, and now wonders Chernarus surviving as any man should.
As Dave spent more and more time in the destroyed society, he began to question his own place within this world. Dave had spent so much time in the world "playing neutral" in the world's conflicts, calling into question his own morals and goals. In this new world Dave has seen a calling to find a group and be a part of something for once. Operating around the world, Dave is well versed in many cultures and norms. He is generally very likeable and uses this to his advantage, perhaps even using it for less just causes.
"Maybe I'll find my place in this cruel world, and for once in my life be part of the action."