Mees grew up in a loving family in the Netherlands. Growing up he was part of the local boy scouts/explorers where he developed a passion for hiking/backpacking alone. He was an accountant who took a sabbatical to go backpacking from Europe to Asia. During the outbreak he was North of Chernarus going across Russia to reach Georgia and then Azerbaijan to cross the Caspian sea. After struggling to return via the mainland he finally broke and decided go south to the coast to see if he can make it back home to find his family.