Colterson was a normal everyday kid, he was born with a average family who can sustain themselves during hard times. Though the hard times may be overwhelming, his apartment complex had caught on fire which had been ablaze from the first floor up to the third floor, you were able to hear firefighters arriving at the scene with their loud sirens from their vehicles which echoed through the city. He was inside his room whilst his parents were trying to top the fire from spreading into their apartment, though the fire raged with anger and kept flaming till which the heat had melted a bolt which was connected to the oven. This had caused a gas leak and exploded the kitchen area, killing both his parents. Colterson was scared beyond doubt from the explosion till he heard a knock on his window, it was a firefighter named Andrew Colterson whom later will be his adopted father. He was saved a rescued by him and lived his life as part of the firefighter crew, being in his near 30's he had heard what was happening in Chernarus and decided he wanted to help the people in need in which he had taken a plane ticket unknowingly not knowing what will happen from there as the outbreak had began starting he arrived onto the scene. He took shelter within a fire department but soon after was trapped surrounding cars living canned rations till it was time to leave.