Dean Thoma was born in 1993 in rural New England, USA. He grew up with some basic level survival skills from years in the Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, as well as camping expeditions with his father Hank. However, his real passion had always been with computers and the internet. He maintained a journalistic blog on current local and world affairs as well as wrote for his schools journalism club. During his high school days he was taught of the on going civil war in Chernarus, and while working on a school report during this period they learned that his great-grandparents had emigrated from the Chernarussian region many years before during struggles with the USSR. Now in present day Dean has been on a European tour gathering footage and interviewing survivors in the hopes of writing a noteworthy piece should him and anyone truly survive. His trip has now finally landed him in Chernarus where he is eager to explore his families homeland and learn if the rumors regarding it being the source of the infection are true. He managed to pay for safe passage just across the border but has little plan on where to begin his travels upon entering the country. Dean is a rather benign individual, having never been in a real fight before in his life he has had a tough time adjusting to the world since the outbreak. He is not true pacifist, but he is keen to avoid a fight. He's prone to bouts of anxiety, and while not a true coward he is easily spooked and frightened. He has worn glasses since the age of 12.