Stefan grew up in Arkansas, in a small ghost town named Bear, also known as bear city. he had a rough father, who was hard on him but was also kind and taught him everything he knew, he chopped trees in the lumbering and brewing business with his father. he had a nice school life wasn't too well known but he passed high school much earlier than other folks. never really had time for college he had to take of his father. his father had gotten bad news. he had lung cancer from chemicals they used to treat their wood. so at the young age of 17, when his father passed and he couldn't manage the company due to him not being a legal adult he figured he would travel to somewhere exotic. doing the old globe trick where he spun it and his finger pointed to an area known as Chernarus. he swore to continue the legacy of Lumbergs Pints and Posts.