Jaren was born into a middle class family in the town of willmar Minnesota and grew up a single child in a middle income family, his father grandfather and great grandfather had all served in the military and so he choose to do so as well to not only protect his family but his country. After serving in the marines for four years of active duty he was sent home to join the reserves and he did so for another four years. Just after retiring from the military fully he was hired by a private military company for stable work after having issues working normal civilian jobs. He along with the unit he worked with was then hired by NATO to travel to chernarus to help with the aid efforts in the last few weeks leading up to the full blown outbreak in the area and the world.
Jaren came to chernarus as a NATO employed PMC providing not only security but aid to the civilians who lived and still live in chernarus. Before the outbreak spread as far and fast as it had Jaren had found himself not only guarding the outskirts around the city of cherno its self but helping in multiple ground rescue operations to nearby hamlets, he also was tasked with providing security at shelters, tents, and during relief programs. As the infection rate started to get higher he soon found himself being sent on farther and farther away missions up the coast line to the north east it was during one of these missions that the storm hit the coast hard leaving his group stranded and in the chaos he was struck by debris falling into unconsciousness. He awoke during the day stripped of anything useful other than his cloths and a few random items with no sign of anyone from his team around just a empty hull of a boat. His main mission now is to find a way to not only contact home if he can but to also find the rest of his squad mates and if need be find a safe shelter or friendly group to shelter with until things die down if they ever do.