Christopher grew up in the Netherlands in Groningen in a middle-class household. Since he was very young he's been fascinated by nature and enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, and loved going on survival trips or just exploring new areas. He also often hunted together with his father, a humble dutch farmer. When he grew up he decided to study geology and would go on foreign trips whenever he could, to explore new enviroments
Christopher is a Dutch tourist who came to Chernarus prior to the outbreak to work as a geologist for a local mining company in 2015. When the outbreak began Christopher became stuck in Chernarus and was unable to return home. In order to survive the outbreak Christopher withdrew from populated area's and began living in the remote wilderness of Chernarus, ocassionally being forced to move by larger groups of roaming zombies. On one unfortunate night, a group of zombies managed to move in close in the cover of darkness, taking Christopher by surprise. This attack became a near death experience forever edged in Christopher's mind, as he was bitten in the shoulder and the wound it left grew infected.
This event forced Christopher to leave and scavenge nearby villages for medical supplies. He managed to treat the wound with some clean bandages and a bottle of ethanol he found during the scavenging. He also learned that he had an immunity to the infection which had turned so many into brainless zombies.
The event also filled Christopher with enough bravery and confidence to undertake regular, carefully planned and small-scale scavenging missions from time to time. Now that he's managed to survive for some time and has gained new survival skills, Christopher has become curious and eager to see what remains in Chernarus, what groups of survivors dwell in these lands, and whether or not he can make a new home for himself