James Joseph was born on Long Island, NY to a middle class family. He grew up like a typical suburban kid. He excelled at sports and music and continued both after school was finished. He moved to NYC to learn how to become a chef. After working at many of the cities best restaurants he moved back home and decided to open his own restaurant. He opened a bistro to much success. He fell in love with a beautiful waitress and eventually made her his wife. Julie was always a helper. She loved making people smile and always saw the good in things. She was sick of all the less fortunate around the world suffering in poverty and decided to do something about it. She joined the peace corps and traveled the world helping small villages and large cities. James and Julie missed greatly but vowed to end their separation after one more year of Julies work. James got word of Julies death just weeks before they were to be reunited again. She was in Chernarus when she died, not much more information was made available to James. He would board a plane headed to Chernarus to Identify and claim her body. his life was dreary and bleak now, heartbroken at the loss of his true love. He dreaded landing in this horrible country that had taken the thing he held most dear to him. The virus was getting much worse now and countries were shutting down travel in and out of their borders. James was a stranger in a strange land. He did not speak their language, know anything about their country or care to. He was angry at this place. After quarantine was put in place James headed north to try and claim some land to call his own. His plan was to hunt, plant seed and live a solitary life amongst mother nature. He is not interested in the local politics that struggle for control for this god forsaken place. He is completely neutral and always willing to lend a hand to good people but bad people, he despises. He is alone in this world. His parents have both passed as well as his sister. He is willing to team up with people of like mind and is very generous with what he has.