Jaden was born, in Chicago Illinois, USA. Jaden grew up in the suburbs, and out of High School he went right into the military. After a honorable discharge after a wound from a frag grenade, Jaden went back home and became a lumberjack near pawnee illinois. As he grew older, he made a full time career out of lumberjacking and construction, traveling around bidding on contracts for the small company he worked for. Shortly before the outbreak, Jaden was contracted for his first out-of-country contract, working at one of many logging camps in Chernarus.