Zane born in Perth, Australia to a conservative family, from an early age Zane was a disruptive and rowdy child which lead him into trouble a lot. By the time Zane reached high-school he began to get into more trouble which occasionally meant stealing and petty crimes. After Zane had graduated school his parents pushed him into the Australian Defence Force in 1999, he began training in the same year. After Zane completed his basic training he was deployed to East Timor and served there until 2002. In 2004 Zane was deployed to Afghanistan and served one tour. Once he had returned to Australia he left the ADF, searching for new careers Zane joined a Sydney based PMC group and was sent to South Africa. He was based with PMCs in South Africa for a few years, defending farms from thieves and armed robberies to assisting guerilla groups in Central Africa.