Jake Powers was born in LA, California. He happened to be born in the hood, he grew up doing dope and selling drugs. He went to high school and dropped out as soon as he could to pursue gangs. He met Daquan Hammerstrong in a dank store ally waiting to meet up with a supplier. They talked briefly and Daquan Hammerstrong liked Jake enough that he wanted to rob a bank with him and test his skills. So they did, Jake Powers was inside the bank doing negotiations, and Daquan waited for the cops to arrive and slammed a semi-truck into the cops. They shot up all of the police there and escaped with the money. Once they met back up with the cash, Jake Powers was officially a member of the Hammerstrong gang. The hit stores, robbed banks, sold drugs, and only served minimum jail time. (6 month time jump) Jake Powers-Hammerstrong is involved in the murder of a police officer and must flee to a foreign country. He receieves tickets from Daquan-Hammerstrong to Chernarus. Jake Powers-Hammerstrong goes to Chernarus, and tries to start a new life.
The Apocalypse happens and Jake Powers is all alone. For a few months he survived by himself, avoided people and scavenged at night. Things changed when he meets a group of people, the man in the front wore a red beret, and his name was Dalton. Jake Powers quickly fit in with the bunch and has been with Dalton's Gang ever since.