Amund is a 2nd generation American. He was born in Chicago but his family hails from Denmark - Copenhagen to be exact. Amund worked the dock yards in Chicago throughout High School and never had dreams of anything else. He received his GED around 5 years after he should have graduates, so he is clearly not the smartest cookie in the jar. His goal was to join a shipping line as a crewman and got his opportunity with Maersk - the Danish shipping company. He worked for 10 years with Maersk and visited the Norwegian coastline many of times. In fact, Nyheim he had been to so many times that he had acquired and apartment within the city. He was in Nyheim when the outbreak first crossed his path and his ship's charter was canceled immediately. Again, luck would have it that he knew the area especially within the city, for he knew that all hell was about to unleash.