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Charles Ressler

Charles Ressler

Charles Ressler (born December 16, 1984) is an American entrepreneur. [3] [4]

Charles Ressler
Born(1984-12-16)December 16, 1984(age 31)
New York City
Known forDreamMaker Hashtag[1]
Notable workFirst Friday and Downtown Project[2]

Early life

Charles Ressler began life in New York City on sixteenth December 1984. Ressler attended the Professional Children’s School. He pursued a professional acting career until he had been nineteen. [5]


In October 2014, Ressler quit his job helping build Tony Hsieh’s vision internationally known as “The Downtown Project” to take a sabbatical to Asia.

When he returned he mounted a one man show at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The show was written By Ressler and directed by Larry Pellegrini.

Las Vegas and First Friday

After moving to Las Vegas, Ressler became associated with First Friday and Downtown Project. First Friday is a community event held on the first Friday of every month where art from Southern Nevada artists are showcased. He had been instrumental in increasing the scope of the event. After he joined the board of First Friday as it's head of communications, sponsorship, and special projects, the number of monthly attendees grew from 1,500 to over 30,000 in under three years. Ressler was honoured by Congresswoman Dina Titus and Mayor Carolyn Goodman for "the economic impact his work had on the city of Las Vegas." He had been additionally responsible for launching the Life Is Beautiful Festival's fine art programme "art motel" and handling crisis communication for the festival. [6] [7]


In 2013, Ressler started a Twitter experiment using the hashtag DreamMaker. The idea was that people would tweet him their aspirations and he would help connect them to people of resources to make them come to fruition. Ressler set out to turn a few of those dreams into reality. So far he claims to have been able to help nearly 200 people achieve their dreams. [8]


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