Andrew was born and raised in Chernarus. His parents moved to Chernarus from the United States shortly before the outbreak. Because of this Andrew barely knew and Chernarussian even though he was born there. He grew up on a farm with his father. His mother had left them early in his life, so he had a special bond with his father. This bond grew over one of their favorite pastimes, hunting. Andrews father taught him how to hunt at a young age. They would often go out to their cabin to hunt deer and other wild animals. They lived very secluded lives during the Civil war and avoided going to the city often. They grew and hunted their own food. During the first week of the outbreak, Andrew and his father had no idea what was going on in the outside world. They were staying at their hunting cabin for the month. When Andrews father got a call from their uncle who lived in one of the neighboring cities he left telling Andrew to stay at the cabin. Andrew never saw his father again. First he went back to the farmhouse in search of his father. After finding nothing there he searched the surrounding cities, where he first experienced the infected. After barely surviving multiple attacks from bandits, looters, and the infected, he went back to his farmhouse to get his hunting rifle and whatever food and water was left. With this he set out to find his father. After years of searching he finally accepted that he would never find his father. He then went on as a lone wanderer in the desolate cities of Chernarus, looking to help those in need, using his knowledge of hunting and farming to provide food and water.