Jackson "Shadow" Montoya is a 6 foot Caucasian male, who is half American and half Russian. Before the apocalypse began, he was a student in America, looking to join the military after graduation. He was 18 at the time, and wanted to follow in his father's footsteps to protect his country. Jackson and his family moved from Russia to America before his 5th birthday, where they quickly had to adjust to living in a completely different country, with a different culture. Jackson didn't have much trouble adjusting, as he had only spent 4 years in Russia, and was still a very young child, when he began school in America, his father, who was full American had served in the military for 25 years, and after retirement he traveled the world like he had dreamed of doing, making a stop in Russia for a few months to take in the culture. Needless to say, he decided to stay there after meeting a beautiful girl at a local diner. A few months before the apocalypse began, Jackson traveled up to Russia by himself to visit family there. He stayed with his grandparents, and ventured around their city, looking at all the stores they had. After about 2 months of being with his grandparents, he decided on a whim, to travel to Chernarus to visit a few of the friends he had over there, this would be their first time ever meeting each other, and they had been planning to meet each other for awhile, now he finally got the chance to make good on his promise to them. While he was in Chernarus, his friends took him fishing, and hunting, teaching him everything he needed to know about how to survive on his own in the wilderness. They enjoyed camping a lot, and would never bring food, or water, they hunted for their food, which in Jackson's opinion was a stupid idea, but he went along with it because he didn't want to seem rude to them. They taught him how to fire a gun, how to capture fish in a net, and how to build a fire, and a makeshift shelter for himself had he ever needed to get out of the rain, and was in the woods. After the outbreak, he found himself lost, and separated from his friends, it had happened so suddenly, they didn't have much time to prepare. He had no idea of what had happened to his family, or the rest of the world, only thing he knew was that Chernarus had fallen to the outbreak, and there was nothing he could do. All airports, were shutdown, there was no chance of him getting out of the country, and he doubted that this outbreak was secluded, he had a feeling in his gut, that it wasn't only Chernarus that had fallen to the virus. His only goal is to survive, and one day maybe he could find the people who had taught him how to survive, and also help a few people along the way, maybe start up a community somewhere, and bring hope to the remaining survivors who have all but lost the hope that maybe one day, the world will become sane again. He can only hope.