Gil was originally born in Chernarus, however his American father, David took his Chernarussian wife, Ivetka back to the US where they would raise their son in a small town along the Mississippi river. Gil developed a fascination with cars and how they worked. His father owned quite a collection and Gil was always eager to help him in the garage, that is if he didn't beat him in a drunken rage. His father became an alcoholic and would occasionally take his frustration out on his wife and sometimes even Gil if he was caught playing in the garage without his permission. Unfortunately Ivetka and David's marriage came to an end as she moved back to Chernarus with her family. Gil would occasionally travel to visit her as often as he could. However, living alone with his father soon began to influence his personality. It's unclear whether Gil has some sort of mental disability, but to everyone he's been around they've always known him as an "odd ball". He developed an odd obsession of playing with spider webs and would occasionally be seen taking random things apart and putting them back together. He is incredibly socially awkward and comes across as extremely rude at times, but his intentions are usually friendly. His way of speaking leads to allegations of him being drunk all the time he tends to slur a lot of his words, however, his father is a living lesson to him of how to handle alcohol responsibly and rarely ever drinks. As he entered his 20's he began to help his dad in a family run Auto-repair shop until his father was arrested after murdering a police officer in a drunken high speed chase. Gil then ran away to Chernarus to live with his mother in Chernogorsk where he was in the process of opening up his own auto-repair shop. Unfortunately Gil, never got the chance to do so due to the outbreak. His mother became infected and is still haunted to this day of the moment he was forced to kill his own mother. Now he roams desolate country side of Chernarus fixing and repairing random vehicles that he comes across, as he feels it is the only thing left to do in this new world.