Jim is a native Texan, who grew up in the small town of Amarillo where he lived on his family farm. He learned how to work and repair basic machinery and how to farm properly. But farming wasn't his passion, he spent his spare time socializing and hanging out with his friends, which inspired him to move to a bigger city. Jim figured he needed a college degree if he was to make a living anywhere else than on a farm and so he started taking courses.
While at college Jim started hanging out in groups and events and found comfort & safety in other groups because they would often help and provide for each other in an environment where Jim was relatively alone.
Jim, trying to find a way to pay for college, started helping at a local vet clinic his best friends dad owned where he worked various jobs but nothing in an official or operational capacity. He learned basic medical techniques like stitching and how to stop blood flow during his stint at the vet. He didn't really enjoy it so he figured he would take a break for one summer, by taking a course abroad in Chernarus.
Of course, during the semester abroad program to better understand the language and culture of Chernarus, the epidemic hit. Stuck thousands of miles away from his family & friends, hoping they're still alive, all he ever wants to see are their faces again.
Now his mission is to get home, so he holds his own life above all else, even his morales...
To stay alive, Jim has been telling others he worked in the ICU of his local hospital and is a valuable medic or doctor to the groups who roam Chernarus. Anyone that has read a medical textbook or received decent healthcare should be able to spot Jim's rather poor handy work on his 'patients'. He has yet to have been called out on it, however.
Alone he doesn't stand a chance, so he will lie, cheat, deceive, or whatever is required in order to get back to his family and friends that he loves so so dearly...