He was an American college student who was on vacation, travelling around Europe, before the outbreak. He was also a member of the ROTC at the university. He was in Greece just before the outbreak, and was still there when the first zombie was reported. He then kept moving, making his way into Turkey where he was then confronted by his first zombie. He took shelter in a coastal city in the north of the country until a few weeks ago when it became overrun. He found a boat leaving Turkey and hopped on, hoping to get away. Instead the boat ran out of fuel and drifted onto the shores of Chernarus.