Martin was born in Seattle Washington to Alfred Sandusky, the manager of a tech company based from silicon valley. His family moved to Chernarus as part of expanding when Martin was in primary school. The 2009 conflict spared him much torment due to their upper middle class bracket. Martin had hoped to become a police officer, and was undergoing training when the events of the 'First Week' occurred. His cadet training was expedited so that he could be deployed as part of a riot section in Elektrozadovsk, where he suffered a mental breakdown and fled off into the wilderness.