Jason grew up in the US. After a difficult divorce, his father moved to Chernarus where he found work as a firefighter. He knew little of the language, as his grandfather had immigrated to the US, and who had survived until only shortly after Jason's father entered high school. Jason originally stayed with his brother and mother until she remarried to an abusive alcoholic. Both he and his brother convinced his father to push for custody, which he succeeded in acquiring, and as soon as he could he crossed the world to be with his father. Not long after, the whole country went to shit. Now, Jason believes himself to be alone, having been separated from his brother and father during the chaos.