Hayden Zanchev was born in Charleston, South Carolina to a very loving family of three. His father, mother, and younger sister all loved him dearly. Hayden went through High School as any other student, passing with relatively good grades, and being a good Samaritan too. After attending college for his bachelor's degree in engineering, Hayden decided to join the Peace Corps before settling down into a steady career and life. Hayden would be assigned to Chernarus to help build infrastructure for the Chernorussian people after the 2009 Civil War. After doing his assigned amount of missions, Hayden decided to stay with the people of Chernarus, finding a weird love and compassion for the nation. Hayden eventually changed his last name from Jackson to Zanchev to help fit in to the communities. Hayden lived a nomadic lifestyle before the infection hit, helping people with infrastructure whenever he came across one in need. Once the infection hit the nation, Hayden continued living in the Hell known as Chernarus, traveling about as a nomad still, surviving and trying his best to keep his hopes up, as well as his life.