Kyle grew up in a small town in america and regularly hunted and fished and knew a lot about wilderness survival. He worked for a local farmer most of the time and wold also guide for hunters during season. While guiding an older man he got a job offer to come work for his shipping company. He would get paid several times more than he was and would get to see new places around the world shipping cargo over seas. It would be hard work but Kyle took the offer and eventually was offered a chance to help run a cargo ship operating in the Black and Green seas. On a totally normal shipping expedition the crew had been hearing some disturbing thing on the radio about riots or a sickness that was sweeping the near by areas all the while a terrible storm was brewing but no one noticed because they were all glued to radios. Eventually the ships crew did notice and it was too late to do anything but beach the large cargo ship rather than risk everyone dying. It was a rough landing that left the cargo ship torn in half and many crew dead. After the rough beaching the crew was greeted by a large group of infected and almost everyone that survived the crash were killed. Kyle had a friend on the ship and the two of them almost got away from the infected but they got pinned down. In an attempt to save Kyle his friend rushed the infected and it almost worked but Kyle ended up getting bitten. His friend was killed and after barely escaping he found a near by town and patched his wound even though he figured he was done for. After a night of drinking liquor he found he woke up and found that he hadn't turned. Not thinking much of it he set about putting his survival skills to the test and trying to find more survivors to try to retake the world from the infected and bring order and safety once again.