"I guess when you asked me what I wanted to be as a kid I'd have probably told you the same thing as any other. "Police officer, firefighter, astronaut!" Hell maybe even the damn president, if you asked on the right day. I never thought I'd be a teacher of all things, not a chance of something like that. Who'd want to actually stay inside a school post-college? I don't think I really realized what they meant to everyone, not until senior year. Speaking to the teacher that made class interesting, who understood what it was to be a student, who made ME want to actually learn and experience new things, I finally realized that I wanted to be somebody that others could learn from. Hopefully more than just the subject I was teaching on, the direction of their lives, like they did to me." When he was younger, Brandon Steel never thought much of going through high school, most would call him an extremely carefree person. He for the most part did what he could just to get by until his senior year, where he met a teacher that he really connected with due to him truly pushing him to reach for his full potential through the coursework and personal conversations after school. This in turn lead to Brandon finally figuring out what he wanted to do with his life to which he shortly began dedicating his time into looking for a college for a teaching degree. After pondering it for a bit, he took to teaching world history seeing as it was always the subject he found at least somewhat interesting in school, even more-so his senior year. He quickly became a bit more serious, putting a lot more time into thinking about his future as a whole. After finally receiving his teaching degree, he began actively searching for a job in his department. Actually finding a position was rather hard, and he took up some various other jobs such as construction and various other part time jobs while he was looking. Eventually, he did indeed get placed into a teaching job where he was able to teach for three short years before deciding to take a vacation during the fall to a place he took some interest in, Chernarus, or more specifically a few landmarks inside of it. Brandon had briefly read over the country in his previous summer, finding a few things that peaked his interest. In particular a place called "Devil's Castle" where the Kozlov Principate ruled over it. This as well as the area being a rather beautiful place to vacation at made him decide to pay it a visit. He had originally planned on visiting over the summer where he wouldn't miss his teaching job, but his mother had fallen ill and he was forced to wait a little longer than he had hoped. After her steady recovery, he reluctantly decided to get a ticket, board the plane, and ship out.