A good ole country boy, He's a laid back, almost hermit-like survivor, who wanders around the wasteland in search of good hunting and farming grounds. Tom tends to avoid as much combat as possible, favoring a more utilitarian approach on looting "if I don't need it, why bother keeping it" sort of philosophy. He's happy to leave some stuff on the ground for another survivor. Tom prefers to live on the outskirts of cities, tucked away in the woods away from the hostile eyes of roaming bandits. If approached by a bandit, Tom remains calm and collected, but always watchful for an escape route. If there's no other option, Tom will fight to defend his land or friends from any hostile force. Most of Tom's early life was spent growing up on his parents farm in the Latvian countryside, learning how to farm and be self-reliant. He grew up extremely poor, and from a very young age was forced to work hard labor from dawn until dusk to help his family put food in the table. Eventually Tom decided to go somewhere with more opportunity, so he took what little money he had saved up and hitchhiked to Dubrovnik, Croatia where he found a job working on the docks. He was quite fit from a lifetime of work, so hard labor suited him. Just before the outbreak, Tom worked on on a container ship, spending his shore leave at a cabin in the woods, consuming various herbs and relaxing away from the noise of the city. This was simply a day job for him, a way to pay what little bills he had so he could spend the rest of his time relaxing. In the woods, Tom honed his firearm, farming, and basic survival skills. When the outbreak on Chernarus occurred, Tom was docked aboard the ship. When the hope for escape was gone, Tom legged it into the woods knowing there was no other option. Although Chernarus can be a brutal place, Tom enjoys the scenic environment and variety of landscapes. He takes things day by day and just tries to survive, that's it. Find good friends, good food, good herbs, and try to forget about the world falling apart around him. Tom likes to farm, hunt, and work for good people doing good things.