Onwer of the Stonehall Inn
He is afraid to stand up to the Redbrands because of what happened to Thel Dendrar(murdered) and his family (missing).
He and his family moved to Phandalin in search for gold. Once he realized he knew more about running an inn than actually mining, he dropped his search for gold and set up shop. He had made a decent living up until the Redbrands started hassling everyone.