Intensely driven with a powerful work ethic, Mark Little was destined for greatness from a young age. Or at least that is how he saw himself. His parents weren't anything special, able to afford a lower middle class life in a small town, but Mark always wanted more. To travel the world, to live the dream, to make money and have woman, riches, glory. All through his younger years he would make and break friendships around this drive, never afraid to cast someone aside if it meant pushing him up further. It was this ladder to success he was climbing that led to him being fairly isolated, without much of a social life. That and his choice of schooling.
Mark Little had little (ha) difficulty in his studies. His strong work ethic, desire to succeed, and intense competitive nature led to him pushing to be the best of the best. In High School this earned him some accolades, but it was University where it earned him success.
He completed his bachelor of Biology in 2012 at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, and then immediately enrolled in his four year endeavor to get his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) He completed this in 2016, and immediately thereafter enrolled in his residency at a Plastic Surgeons clinic in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
It was only his 1st year of residency training when a rather lucrative offer was brought up for the young mans practice; Travel to Russia and enhance the physique of a beauty model. The offer was generous, the travel was compensated, and Mark saw little that could sway him. He had never truly been one for the rules; It didn't matter if he didn't have a license to practice in Russia, it was just one patient and they were covering his expenses home.
Unfortunately for the young and naive Doctor, his experience did not go as intended. He traveled with his employer to assist in the surgery, but on arrival in Russia things went south... drastically. On arrival in 2017, they were transported out of Russia to Chernarus, to perform the surgery under the table at a local hospital far enough way the models name wouldn't get spread around the papers/tabloids. They successfully turned the A-list model into a D-list model, and on the preparations for the journey home with much thicker pocket books they were accosted and detained. Used as scapegoats in an oligarchs scheming plans, they didn't know how much worse things could get as their passports were stolen by 'police' that were actually just paid thugs, and they were forced to turn over their improperly obtained cash from the surgery.
After every storm comes a little light. Strangely, a large commotion resulted in them finding themselves unguarded. While at first this was a blessing, it later began to be seen as what it really was; the end of times. An apocalypse. Zombies. Mark didn't sign up for this, and neither did the man from his practice. They parted ways, each trying to find a way home. In the beginning, Mark was easy pickings. He didn't know much about guns, and his over the top professional demeanor led to him frequently being the target of strong-armings and assaults. In time he learned enough to handle most weapons with some modicum of proficiency, and at worst he could bluff his way into it. From the victim to the aggressor, Mark isn't above taking advantage of a situation if he can to forwards his own goals.
Over the years Mark has been travelling over Chernarus, trying to get passage out, but unable to slip the cordon or land a plane. Eventually he gave up on that pipe dream, and focused on surviving. As a Doctor with some training in general surgery, he has a skill that is marketable and has managed to 'buy' himself safety and freedom more then a few times.