James was a hard worker in his day to day job, didn't have much of a life outside of work. James would occasionally go out with his friends for a drink or a party. James found himself in a great position for running his own business with an already paid property. James jumped on the offer and took the trip to Chernarus, Packed and ready he took the nearest flight to Berenzino where his new shop awaits.
Barely understanding the dialect James never really understood a lot of the values and common rules and knowledge so he had a lot on his plate. especially when the Outbreak happened. James's life was turned upside down. due to his loner background he was fairly ready to just get up and leave his place and prepare for the apocalypse, James packed up basics and set off to go where the road takes him.
James knows his basic survival skills and could keep himself going with the basic survival knowledge of growing up in a country side home in america.