He was once the principal of Wade Elementary School, and the head of the school's secret scientific staff. According to a letter from concerned parents of the school's children, Saunders was a psychiatrist before becoming the school's principal, though it is unknown if this is true, or if it's part of a facade created by Armacham Technology Corporation, the true owners of Wade Elementary.
Saunders took part in experiments performed on the children to boost their psychic potential. Like other scientists, he was concerned about keeping the experiments secret from the public.
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
Saunders is at work when the Origin Facility explodes, causing the destruction of much of Fairport. Along with everyone else at the school, Saunders is killed in the blast. Afterwards, he is resurrected as a Remnant, his personality having been twisted by the powerful psychic signal of Alma Wade, who had been released before the explosion.
Delta Force sergeant Michael Becket is sent to the school, where he is confronted by Doctor Saunders's Remnant form. He is able to kill Saunders, and finds several intel documents mentioning the man and his role as head of Wade Elementary's secret scientific staff.
- Saunders is the only Remnant that is not horribly mutilated, as the other Remnants seen in the game have gruesomely mutilated faces.
- Saunders is the only Remnant that jumps out at the player, as the others are approached by Becket first.
- According to one intel, he wears lab coats while in P.E. class, which raise concern amongst teachers and parents alike.