Maximillian was born in Warrington, England but his parents moved to Norway when he still was a young boy. Raised on a farm in the region called Sogn & Fjordane in Norway, he learned how to live of the land by hunting and gathering from a very young age. He also learned to be a farmer, and ended up studying to become an agricultural engineer.
Max took over his parents farm after they passed, but after many years running the farm, he felt the need to do something new.
After finishing his Masters Degree in agricutural engineering, specializing in re-vitalizing crops, he landed a prestigious job working for Icaros, an organisation employed by the UN, rendering aid to farmers in war-torn countries, assisting them in getting their farming industry back on it's feet.
In the spring of 2016, he arrived in Chernarus working with the UN to help the Chernarussian government to get it's nation farms back on line, producing much needed goods for society.
The "Reaper program" as it was called, had the goal of making Chernarus as self sufficient as possible when it came to agricultural production. A certain dependancy on inported goods was to be expected of course, but it was beleleived that a well developed argicultural society would be a more stable society in the long run.
When the outbreak started, Max was working on one of the farms shelled and bombed by Russian artillery and aircraft. He and his group, a long with the local farmer running the farm, was in the cow barn when a bomb or artillery shell hit the building, killing everyone inside exept Maximillian himself.
Max was thrown out an open window by the shockwave, and thus managed to stumble away from the carnage, with a few scratches and bruises.
In the chaos that ensued, Max decided to retreat to nature, and he has lived of the land, and avoided human contact if all possible...