the author



Relentless: Changing Lives by Disrupting the Educational Norm


Hamish Brewer


Dave Burgess Consulting, Incorporated (June 1, 2019)

Number of Pages



6 x 0.55 x 9 inches



Hamish Brewer (aka the Tattooed Skateboarding Principal) grew up in a home disrupted by poverty, addiction, and family dysfunction. He understands the feelings of fear, lostness, and desperation that overwhelm too many children today—because that was his life. That experience is what drives him to work relentlessly to empower people living in the toughest areas to envision and create a better future for themselves.

Disrupt the norm. That is the challenge Hamish, a Nationally Distinguished Principal, calls educators, students, families, and communities to accept. And as he authentically shares his life experiences and adventures in this book, you, too, will be inspired to . . .

  • Believe that something bigger and better is possible.
  • Pursue your best, whatever it takes.
  • Transform your school.
  • Become the educator you always dreamed of being.
  • Leave a legacy that pushes others to achieve their best!

Relentless is more than a motto. It’s a mission of total passion and purpose. And it’s the only way to win at work and at life.

what others...



“Hamish Brewer is exactly what’s needed in education today. Hamish Brewer is breaking the stereotype. Getting results, and relentlessly fighting for all kids.”

Paul Felder -UFC Fighter, Sports Analyst

“Ultimately, Relentless is not a book about tattoos and skateboards; it is a book about courage — courage to be yourself and courage to do whatever it takes to make a difference for your colleagues and for your students. Hamish Brewer has found his passion and his purpose… and he pursues it with reckless abandon. In this book, Brewer throws down the challenge for us to do the same. It is a challenge we all must answer.”

Danny Steele – Educator, Author, Speaker

“If you have ever heard Hamish Brewer speak in person, you would be blown away by his passion and charisma! With “Relentless”, he has translated the fire he releases on stage into word form. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to find purpose in their lives!”

Michael Bonner – Educator, Author, Speaker

Hamish proves that passion, love, and thinking outside the box has the power to change children’s lives. He is a personal hero of mine, an educator I desperately needed in my younger life and his interview was one of the most emotionally moving parts of the film.

Michael Ien Cohen – Director / Producer, Humanity Stoked