Growing up out in the country on a ranch in Arizona, the mans early life lead him to being an outdoors man. Camping, backpacking, hunting, and fishing are just the basics. An descent backyard mechanic and other activities that are needed to get things repaired. His upbringing is what lead him to Joining the US ARMY. He was no infantry man, he went the route of transportation. Driving large truck, large equipment, loading air plains. Even if he wasn't infantry, he still was able to play with the weapons provided for being military. Being Airborn, he jumped out of perfectly good airplanes, shot just about every weapon he could get his hands on. Don't ask him to use a patriot missile system, he could figure it out given enough time but he wasn't trained on that stuff. hand-grenades were fun to him, as they were like when he used to make quarter sticks of dynamite when he was growing up.
His military experiance was cut short at 6 years after his second deployment he sustained a back injury while on a convoey that was attacked. An RPG hit the uparmored humvee he was driving which took so much shock that it compressed discs in his lower back. No longer fit for military service he was pushed out of the military. Upon entering the civilian world in 2008, the US economy crashed, and the job he had just had started, the business had gone bankrupt and he found him self unemployed. Taking truck driving jobs and other delivery jobs, those were short lived and his savings was sucked dry. Unable to work at the service industry positions such as check out clerk and fast food worker due his in ability to stand for long periods he found him self homeless. At first living in the city. Being in the city and homeless was far more difficult then being deployed as most homeless in the cities are mentally unstable. That and the many laws made to keep the homeless from being some where, he found him self out in the woods up in the higher country of Arizona, his old territory where he used to do weekend camping as a child.
Being homeless out in the woods he had far more time to him self. While in the city he used to use his time at the library as the AC was a welcome relief to the summer heat in the city. While there he was studying the laws of the state and of the country in more detail with the help of a friend who was going through law school at the time. While studding law he had other questions that kept pointing him in a direction that he didn't want to look into. Being out in the woods now, he needed something to persue to keep him busy so he opened a bible that he had picked up out of a motel he had stayed in for a night off the streets after doing some pan handling. Spending five months out in the woods and deciding he would go and evangilize, by chance some one stumbled upon him while he was at his latest camp site whom was just backpacking through. The man was a pastor at a church further north and needed help with maintaining the church and offered him the position and a place to stay. Hunter accepted it and spent the rest of his time helping this church. This is what brought him to Chenarus, a mission trip to help another church that had just opened up in the country.