Born in the city of Taipei in Taiwan during a return trip home for his mother, Hui-wen, to visit her parents, John held dual citizenship, before things came collapsing down. His younger years were spent just outside of New York City were his ethnicity had never been a problem. He never had a head for sports, but did well enough in school. His free time was spent in his father's grocery store where he would assist in stocking the shelves, which he continued to do so until he left for college at 18. During his time in the big city, he got a job as a security guard to help cover his bills while he went to NYC College of Technology in Brooklyn. After graduating, he got an internship at United Allies Construction Company (UACS) in the Information Technology Department. After completing his internship and getting his degree in Information Security as well as an Undergraduate in Homeland Security, which UACS assisted him in getting.
Being young and willing to travel, John was sent to various countries to assist in overseeing their information security for field offices as well as helping oversee physical security of those sites. The last site that he worked at was in Chernarus before everything finally went to hell. Since then John has been doing what he can to survive in hopes that he may still escape this country alive, but his hope is at an all time low after finding several of his dead coworkers attempting to eat him.