Place of Origin: Vulcan
Played by: matt-davis
Sanok is tall and muscular and in top physical condition. He has black hair, brown eyes, is clean-shaven, and has the typical angular features of Vulcans.
Sanok has experienced much in his life, viewing everything as part of a journey that will bring him to his fullest potential. He generally comes across as a typical Vulcan, but because of the years he chose to live with his emotions, he occasionally reverts back to that. He believes he has a unique perspective, because he has lived both extremes of his race.
Sanok was born on Vulcan in 2370. From a young age, it was clear that his emotions were more intense and stronger than was typical for Vulcan children. This led to him often being unruly and mischievous. Because of this, he was given more early training on suppressing and controling them, which he resented. Even into his teen years and early adulthood, he had not chosen to become as other Vulcans. It just seemed wrong to him to suppress something that was part of who and what he was. Sanok's failure to submit to Vulcan philosophy on emotions and logic, led to him leaving Vulcan at the age of seventeen. He chose to go Earth. He wasn't sure what he was going to do with his life, but he had come to admire Human passion and the way they excelled while being emotional creatures.
Sanok soon found work in building construction. He got to know the site security guard, who was a retired Starfleet security officer.. Law enforcement and security interested Sanok, so he moved from working in construction and applied to Starfleet Academy in the security field.
The academy never had a Vulcan applicant that was living with his emotions. Because of this, there was some caution about accepting him. Though Sanok did well enough on the entrance exams, he was denied admission until he submitted to a thorough psychological exam. Sanok did not take this well, but he agreed. He wasn't accepted, but was allowed to try again in six months. After further testing, he was accepted.
StarFleet Service History
Sanok was assigned to the USS Dennison, where he served four years, reaching the rank of lieutenant junior grade. On a mission, the Dennison was heavily damaged when it struck a quantum filament. Most of the crew were killed, with many injured. Sanok was one of the few that were rescued.
The Dennison was taken out of service for extensive repairs. While waiting for another assignment, Sanok had much alone time to reflect on this. Because he was at the tactical station when the disaster happened, he felt it was his fault. With losing so many friends and comrades, Sanok, who was still living with his emotions, was unable to cope with the strong feelings. He spent time with a Vulcan counselor, who recommended Sanok return to Vulcan to begin learning to purge his emotions. He agreed and took a medical leave.
Sanok spent six months on his home world, where he was assigned to one of the leading masters of Kohlinar. When it was determined that he was fit to return to Starfleet duty, he left Vulcan and went back to Earth. When an position on the USS Eagle became available, He was assigned there.