J. McKay is a 25 year old American economist that was brought in by Chernarussian officials after the country's civil war as an economic consultant. Although his reception was mixed, due to being a Westerner and his laissez-faire views, he quickly became liked by those who sympathized with him. His passion surrounding his professional opinions was fiery, but outside office hours, he was a relatively laid back 20-something, excited that his job had enabled him to travel the world. He had been in Chernarus for sometime before the outbreak started, his wife and daughter planning on moving to Chernarus with him for at least part of the year during his assignment. Unfortunately, the outbreak canceled those plans. Due to his connections in the government, McKay had an comparably easy time (if there even was an "easy" time) moving about Chernarus as the infected grew, allowing him to avoid direct scuffles with the infected and keeping him up to date on what the Chernarussians knew about the infection. McKay's laissez-fare, government-skeptical beliefs led him to, before his Chernarussian assignment, take a few survival classes and stock up plenty of food, water, and other necessities at his home. Too bad that home is thousands of miles away in America. McKay hopes his wife and little girl have been able to use them. Goodness knows his wife was annoyed the 100th time McKay walked her through were everything was and how to use it. Being from America, McKay has some proficiency in firearms as well. McKay's goal is to survive, as long as he can, so that maybe, just maybe, he can get back to those who mean the most to him.