Arts & Culture Patron: Montgomery-Schuellerman Family

Phil Montgomery and Andrew Schuellerman live in Highland Square with their two daughters, Adrionna and Brooklynn. As a family, they love trying new things and exploring all the arts and culture sector in Summit County has to offer.

“We believe in encouraging the girls to try new things,” said Andrew. “That’s how we found Summit Choral Society and it has been such a great experience for our entire family.”

In addition to Summit Choral Society’s children’s programs, Adrionna and Brooklynn have participated in Weathervane Playhouse’s summer program. As a family, they frequently visit the Akron Art Museum, Blossom Music Center, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Akron Zoo.

“We love the national park, Towpath Trail, and Summit Metro Parks,” said Phil. “On any given weekend you will find us outside in nature or enjoying farmers markets and live music.”

The desire to serve the community is something the entire family shares and prioritizes. Both Phil and Andrew are very involved and serve on numerous boards and initiatives from the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition to the Akron Children’s Museum to CANAPI. Instilling a sense of community is important to the Montgomery-Schuellerman family – especially given Phil’s role as the Director of Finance and Budget for the County of Summit and County Executive Ilene Shapiro. “The Executive is a huge arts advocate and supporter, so serving on the ArtsNow board, the countywide local arts agency, made good sense personally and professionally,” said Phil.

Phil, Andrew, Brooklynn, and Adrionna encourage all Summit County residents to enjoy spring and get outside! You may just run into this fun and active family on the trails!

Learn more about Phil and Andrew below!

Phil Montgomery is the Director of Finance and Budget for the County of Summit. In addition to serving on ArtsNow’s board, Phil volunteers with various other nonprofit organizations across the community and currently serves as a board member and past chair of the Gay Community Endowment Fund (GCEF), board member and past president of Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI), and board member of the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition and is the current Board President at the Akron Children’s Museum. In addition, Phil is a steering committee member of the Akron Pride Festival and chairs the Finance committee. He is a 2011 alumni member of Torchbearers, graduate of Leadership Akron Class XXXI, 2013 recipient of the 30 for the Future Award from the Greater Akron Chamber, and 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award from Torchbearers. In 2020, Phil was named a notable LGBTQ Executive by Crain’s Cleveland.

Andrew Schuellerman currently works in the hospitality industry and is pursuing his interest in real estate. He currently serves as a Board member for the Community AIDS Network/Akron Pride Initiative (CANAPI) and Summit County Children’s Services. Andrew previously served as a Board member for the County of Summit Regional Arts & Cultural District Board and was a Youth Mentor for the Barberton High School DECA Student Mentor Program.