Erik grew up in Houston on the west side just outside of Katy. The son of a retired Army colonel, Erik spent his entire life around guns, and enlisted himself at the age of 20.
While in the army Erik specialized in long distance sniping as a scout sniper, and did two tours in Iraq before getting injured and returning home on a medical discharge. Due to the lack of availability of work upon returning home, after completing physical therapy Erik took jobs at a local gun range until eventually joining a PMC. Now once again with a gun in his hand he travels the world doing jobs for anyone who is willing to pay, securing assets around the world under the companies name. Deployed to help some political figures escape the oncoming Russian advance in Livonia, Erik arrived on the scene only to find himself trapped in a rapidly deteriorating situation with the Eastern routes blocked by the Russian forces, and the western routes overrun by the infection. Eventually choosing his own survival over the lives of his charges, Erik has done the best he can in this foreign environment.