Unassuming and ignored by adults, Hector is one of the crucial elements of the Westside Co-op. When Tom Anderson and Clayton Ettienne were talking about his idea to divert water from the local cistern and use it on the crops but were trying to work out a plan on how not to cause suspicion from the NCR. Hector overheard them talking about this and volunteered himself since no one pays attention to him or his brahmin and he already makes a living by delivering stuff around for the people of Westside. With Hector and his brahmin delivering water to irrigate the crops of the co-op, the crops flourished. This allowed them to produce food for use and export. Eventually Hector was caught in the act by Corporal White and forced to rat Anderson out, but, as far as he knows, the situation was resolved. He has a feeling it wasn't in a good way, though.
"I didn't want to get Mr. Anderson in trouble. He says the Westside needs to be able to take care of itself. Corporal White caught me taking the water and made me tell on Mr. Anderson. I think something bad happened, but Mr. Anderson told me not to worry."