Skippy was born and raised in middle America. He learned to fish from his grandfather as a young boy and loved to eat food he caught himself. As he grew up he continued to fish local ponds and lakes in his free time and would travel for fishing trips when he was able to do so. When he reached the age of 28 he moved to South Carolina and purchased a fishing boat in an attempt to fish for a living, selling his catch to local markets and restaurants. Never getting tired of fishing, he would still find vacation time to make trips to fish in other parts of the world. When news broke of the infected spreading in Chernarus, Skippy seen an opportunity to get a rush fishing for fish possible infected, hoping to get the fight of his life. He was not sure if fish were capable of being infected, but he wanted to find out. He traveled by boat to Chernarus and spent a couple days fishing the shore when a storm destroyed his boat, leaving him stranded in the foreign country.