Dave was raised in a poor family on a farm. Later in life he went to school to be a preacher and led a small flock at a southern baptist church in Backwater Tennessee. Dave came to the country to help build schools and refurbish churches in the countryside. He was stuck here after the outbreak and is looking for a place to survive. Dave has ghosts in his past from his family, specifically his abusive father, who met an untimely and somewhat suspicious death when Dave was a teenager. The death of Dave's father is what drove him to turn to God and become a preacher.