Rodney Foster was born in Barataria, a closely-knit village about three miles east of Port of Spain, the capital of Trinidad. He attended Barataria A.C. School and Osmond High School in San Juan. After graduating from Mausica Teachers College in 1968, Rodney taught at Morvant North Government School. In 1973, he immigrated to New York to further his studies. At Brooklyn College, he majored in Psychology and graduated magna cum laude in 1975. In 1977 he earned his Master of Science degree in Education, majoring in Guidance and Counseling.
In 1981, Rodney made two significant changes. He moved to Los Angeles and changed his career. First he became a sales representative with Xerox Corporation and then, in 1983, he joined the agency force of The Equitable, one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. In 1988, Foster earned two prestigious, professional designations from The American College: Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant.
Presently Rodney and his wife, Marjorie, reside in Stone Mountain, Georgia.