Nathan grew up in a difficult household. His father was a violent drunk and his mother tried everything she could to not be around. Despite this, Nathan has more good memories than bad of his upbringing. Although his father would beat him and his brothers for little to no reason, Nathan always saw the good in his father. He admired the things that his father loved. One of these things, as Nathan got older would be his father's love of all things military. Nathan's father had served in the Marine Corps for 20 years before getting married and having his family. Unfortunately he was never able to detach from that life and always longed to see combat again. This led him down the path of becoming this abuser in the home.
When Nathan was 13 years old, his father passed away from a heart attack. His mother seemed relieved at this as well as his brothers. Nathan seemed to be the only one to take his death hard. Despite Nathan missing his father, he did realize that they were better off without him.
Throughout the rest of Nathan's teenage years he would develop a fascination with guns and military tactics. He always felt it brought him closer to his father. His brothers joined him in this fascination, although not for the same reason. When Nathan was 18, he decided he wanted to join the Marines and follow in his father's footsteps. However, life got in the way and he had to postpone his joining as his mother fell ill around that time as well.
The next two years would be very difficult for Nathan as he aspired to chase his dreams, but also wanted to be present for his mother and brothers through her illness. The one thing Nathan was able to find comfort in was being able to go to the range and work on his skills with weapons. He would sign up for all sorts of classes and even joined a few groups that focused on receiving operator training. At the end of the two years, Nathan's mother would pass and his relationship with his brothers would dwindle a bit. Throughout this time, Nathan also met his future wife and was in the process of planning their wedding when his mother passed.
In the present day, Nathan is an overall happily married man. He never got to join the military like he had wanted to, but he was able to do some contract work as a mercenary. His latest contract took him out to Nyheim and was supposed to be a very simple contract. It should have only taken about 6 months of his time. Unfortunately towards the end of his time in Nyheim, the pandemic would force him to stay. He stood in contact with his wife (Eliza) as best as he could, but eventually cell service and internet fell. Now Nathan travels the land looking for any chance to get back home to his wife.