Ramin Pourteymour: Community service in La Jolla is a big part of my life

Ramin Pourteymour

Ramin Pourteymour has 25 years of experience in aviation. He has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Iran, France, Germany, Hong Kong and the United States. In 1990, he became the youngest pilot to fly for United Airlines and has flown many dignitaries, including a former President of the United States.

Pourteymour is a La Jolla Town Council trustee. He is also very involved in the philanthropic community. He opens up his La Jolla home to many charitable events. At this year’s Heels2Heal gala, a benefit for Miracle Babies, he touched everyone with his gift to a Miracle Baby mom, donating to her, his winning auction item (a trip to Fiji)  along with $10,000 to support her son’s medical costs.

What brought you to La Jolla?

My parents moved to this beautiful place when I was a teenager.

What might you add, subtract or improve in the area?

1) Get rid of the foul marine smell in La Jolla that could severely effect health and businesses in town and hence the tourist income to La Jolla, as well as real estate prices. People don’t want to open the window in the morning and smell the bad air.

2) Fix the roads.

3) Help the people in the street with signs begging for money to find a job or a home.

Who or what inspires you?

My mother and father, whom I love most in life, but in general, people who want the best for humanity.

If you hosted a dinner party for eight, whom (living or deceased) would you invite?

My father, mother, brother and his wife, my sister and her husband, myself and my future wife (and if there is room, my little adopted dogs, Chacha and Mini, who are also my family and who I adopted from the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

What are your five favorite movies of all time?

“Airplane,” “The Notebook,” “Grease,” “The Party” (with Peter Sellers),


What is it that you most dislike?

That would be selfishness.

What is your most-prized possession?

My health, and the loved ones in my life.

What do you do for fun?


What is your motto or philosophy of life?

The world is evolving as it should.

What would be your dream vacation?

I have been to many places in the world. My dream vacation is to go someplace peaceful and have a simple casual time with the person I love the most in life.

Related posts:

  1. Ruth Yansick enjoys living and giving in her beloved La Jolla
  2. Mixing art and politics Debbie Dorsee uniquely serves her La Jolla community
  3. Doreen Schonbrun shares a love of art with children in need
  4. Sharlene Thompson works to preserve La Jolla’s architectural gems
  5. Glenn Vanstrum of La Jolla mixes his love of medicine, music and surfing with love of family, friends

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=117734

Posted by Staff on Dec 4, 2013. Filed under 10 Questions, Life. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

La Jolla Community Calendar


Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Local camp shapes Solana Beach youth into community leaders July 28, 2014
    After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking. Passionate about making […]
  • Del Mar Union School District approves new contract for superintendent July 28, 2014
    The Del Mar Union School District Board July 23 approved the new contract for Superintendent Holly McClurg through June 30, 2018. Per the contract, McClurg’s annual salary will be $185,000 with an annual doctoral stipend of $10,000. She will receive a car allowance of $400 a month, 25 vacation days, health benefits and a retirement contribution of $700 a mon […]
  • Carmel Valley 5K and 10K to hit Gonzales Canyon trails in September July 28, 2014
    A new trail running race is coming to Carmel Valley this fall. Jeff Stoner of Del Mar’s Seasick Marketing visited the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board to update the board on the plans for the Carmel Valley Trail 5K and 10K Run, set to take place on Sept. 20. A portion of race proceeds will go toward the Challenged Athletes Foundation. […]