Before the outbreak Chris lived in chernarus with a house in electro working as a doctor in the nearby hospital. He moved to chernarus from America so he could help people injured in the war he always had a desire to help those in need. He enjoyed hunting and knew the backcountry of chernarus well, spending his weekends in the great outdoors with his friends or even by himself. Chris even met his future wife in Chernarus (2009) solidifying his citizenship and his desire to live in Chernarus. Chris was always rescourcful and prepared for the worst so when society broke down he was able to escape to the countryside with his family (Wife and 1 child 9 years old). They were all split up after a russian artillery bombardment resulting in the death of Chris's wife (He personally witnessed this). Chris found his now good friend Leon Gomez who convinced him to join a group called the new hope federation looking to help people as much as he can. Things went south quickly from the NHF when local bandit groups massacred a group of them setting up a charity outpost in Krasnostav. This led to a long drawn out war in which Chris had to learn how to fight just for his own survival. the NHF eventually disbanded, and Chris lost contact with all of his friends. Because of all of this conflict and struggle Chris has a more cautious less generous mindset. Seeing that trying to help other people has brought him nothing but suffering whilst those who kill and rob live in luxury. Chris could never bring himself to be one of those people but he also can't bring himself to be his old charitable self who helped others and thought good would come from it.