Altaf Rahamatulla, Sr.’s life began in a small village in Guyana, South America. He came to the United States at the age of 12. He attended George Washington High School in Washington Heights, NYC; City College (Computer Science); NYU (Computer Application); AIHT (Metaphysics); and Penn Foster College (Personal Trainer). Altaf has been an athlete most of his life (e.g., karate, football, track, etc.).
Altaf’s professional work experience includes working his way up to vice president at Merrill Lynch after starting as a security guard while a student at City College. He has also studied the martial arts for over 25 years and leads a very active lifestyle. After a serious car accident in 2001 and subsequent cervical spine surgery and recovery, he returned to work as a personal trainer in 2009. He is currently a personal trainer for young athletes, professional boxers, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters. Altaf is married to a loving wife and has six wonderful children.
Altaf previously struggled to get services for his youngest son, who is diagnosed with a learning disability, in his school district in Ontario, Canada, and from Canada’s Ministry of Education. This experience inspired him to become an advocate for children with disabilities. Altaf recently moved his son from Canada to the United States, and he is very involved with his local school district and community in Levittown, Pennsylvania.