C.J. was always a quiet kid, growing up in Memphis Tennessee. After graduating high school with high merit, he continued his education at a major university. That, however, led to many years studying abroad in many interesting destinations; Italy, France, and Turkey. While finishing a semester abroad in Turkey, a few friends convinced C.J. to tour the nation of Chernarus, for educational reasons. One thing led to another, and C.J. was eventually alone during the zombie outbreak, nobody to depend on, nobody to talk to.