Joseph was born to a middle class family in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where he would live a happy, normal life. Proving himself to be an intelligent young man, breezing through high school. Though he could have gone on to attend university in engineering, Joseph instead elected to enlist in the Canadian armed forces at age 18, serving the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment in Europe, Afghanistan, Takistan, and finally Chernaurus. Two weeks into the initial viral outbreak, Canadian forces would be part of the NATO task force sent to Chernaurus, the 1 Combat Engineer Regiment among them. Joseph and his unit would work alongside CDF forces to create minefields, make barricades, and destroy strategic bridges to slow down the infected.
In the waning days of military resistance, Joseph would be deployed to the Northwest Airfield alongside his unit to assist in logistical support and evacuations, packing up sensitive equipment before the base could be overrun by the infected. After completing this task, and the following siege by a large horde of infected, Joseph and his unit found themselves outnumbered and hopelessly undersupplied. After blunting the third attack, the decision was made to abandon the base, but the infected overran the NWAF before this could happen. Being the only two left standing of his squad, Joseph and his squad leader attempted to make a break for it, but the latter was set upon by a group of infected. Pulling a grenade from his belt, he yelled for Joseph to run before he was vaporized along with the zombies. Though momentarily stunned, Joseph grabbed all the equipment and gear he could carry, before fleeing off into the night.
Now alone, Joseph trekked through the wilderness in a stupor, bearing witness to what looked to be the end of days, but would continue to survive, he wasn't a coward after all. Now he roams Chernaurus, offering his radio skills and technical know-how to any group that needs it, aside from any bandits, naturally.