ToughBark is a hunter / lumberjack employed by the local lumber consortium. He was recommended to the group for his knowledge of the forest.
He travelled with the group as a guide, leading them to ShadeMoss Shack and the Old Man in the woods. He helped them defeat Grung Knifetongue and the Tatzelwyrm. While not as daring as the other members of the group, he is willing to offer his assistance as a bowman and guide while the group was searching for a cure to the Black Scour Taint. His sister and nephew live in town and he was concerned for their well-being.
Once the cure was found, he decided to continue to work with the party, since the price was right and they were working for the good of the town.