Born on the frozen planet Alzoc III, Lofty was a child when his entire tribe was enslaved by the Empire. He managed to get smuggled off the planet by a sympathetic smuggler delivering illegal goods to corrupt Imperial officials on the planet. He joined the Rebellion and was assistant quartermaster on Hoth; later, after learning a great deal of technology, he became a transport pilot for the Rebel Alliance.
After the Empire's defeat and the establishment of the New Republic he left service and returned to Alzoc III. Unfortunately, his tribe was killed in a mining accident. Now he wanders the stars as an independent freighter captain.