Thomas Boucher was a freelance-journalist that travelled to high-conflict areas around the world. Initially just a photographer, his work gradually transformed more into interviews and article-writing. His work led him into countries in the middle east and asia, but one of his first independant article-pieces was about the 2009 Chernarus civil war. His work was good enough that he had no problems making a living of it, but the experience always left him emotionally distant as well as always on the move. This resulted in little contact with his family and him not establishing many social connections back home in Vancouver, where he had an apartment he barely ever visited. When the infection started, Thomas was one of the first journalists on the scene in South Zagoria. He used his connections from his previous visit in 2009 to get a glance of the situation and try to interview as many as possible, but when things spiraled out of control he fled west into the other provinces of Chernarus like so many other refugees. For the majority of the time since, he survived moving between refugee and survivor groups west of Miroslavl until he finally started heading east again back towards South Zagoria. Once arriving, Thomas sought to continue doing what he had done for so long prior and during the infection: To collect peoples stories. For him, sticking to his job was his way to preserve his sanity, his humanity. It gave him a purpose beyond just surviving. For him, every survivors story, no matter how vile a person they may be, was worth saving.