Matias "Marco" Martinez was born in Chernogorsk in November of 1991 to his small Salvadoran family. He spent time in both Chernarus and El Salvador because of his fathers busy work. At the age of 6 he was sent to live with his grandmother in San Jose where he finished his primary education. He later moved back to Chernarus to finish high-school. Marco was used to travel, and spent a lot of time in "unfamiliar territory" as he put it. After graduation he volunteered in the United Nations as a peacekeeper and traveled to El Salvador. Marco saw this as an opportunity to connect with his Salvadoran heritage which he significantly ignored while growing up. During his service he served all across the world, eventually he headed home to serve in Chernarus.