Get to know Shelly Cumpstone, Realtor!

Business Philosophy

Shelly is a people person and her goal as a real estate agent is to help make each client, whether buying or selling, happy. Sellers will benefit from her attention to detail and continuous communication. Buyers will receive constant attention in all aspects of the purchasing process. To further serve her clients, Shelly and The Hometown Team have a small, local office at the Killingworth Circle at 255 Route 80.


Attended Eastern Connecticut State University and obtained a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.

Obtained Real Estate license in 2010. Completed Coldwell Banker training in July, 2010.

Awards And Designations

Connecticut Magazine has recognized Shelly as a Five Star Real Estate Agent for eight years-2015 through 2022!

Shelly was awarded the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Award for her sales in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020 and 2021.  She was also awarded International Diamond Society in 2016 and 2019.

She had previously been awarded the Coldwell Banker International Sterling Society Designation for her sales in 2013 and 2014.

Shelly was inducted into the Haddam-Killingworth Hall of Fame in May, 2012. This distinction acknowledges Shelly’s efforts on behalf of her community.

In December of 2012, Shelly was awarded the 2012 Community Service Award by the Midd-Shore Board of Realtors for her “endless contributions to the community”.

Areas of Expertise

Shelly has experience in both representing the buyers and sellers of land, antique homes, new construction and everything in between!

Community Involvement

Killingworth Library Board of Directors

  • 1993-2001 Served as Fund Raising Chairperson, President, Secretary and Vice President. Organized adult, children and young adult programs
  • 2008-2017 Serve on the Fund Raising and Building and Grounds committees.
  • 1995-2010 Volunteered at the Circulation Desk
  • Organized the Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Library for 14 years.

Haddam Killingworth Soccer Club

  • 1990-2016 Served in numerous capacities including Public Relations, Secretary, President, Referee Assignor and Registrar.

Killingworth Park and Recreation Commission

  • Served for several years as a member and secretary.

Haddam Killingworth Park and Recreation Authority

  • Served as a member and secretary for several years.

Personal Background

Shelly was the last of six Birks children and lived in Milford, CT throughout her childhood years. She attended Foran High School and then got her Biology degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1981. After several years working at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven (where she met her husband Peter of 38 years) she joined Pfizer where she was a research scientist for almost ten years. At that time, she left the work force to be a full-time mom to her two children, Tucker and Greg.

Peter and Shelly own Winterberry Farm in Killingworth. This choose and cut Christmas tree farm opened for business in 1989 and has over 17 acres of trees. It has become an integral part of families Christmas tradition throughout the shoreline.

Shelly began volunteering for the Killingworth Library during the building campaign for the current building. As the chairperson of the fundraising committee, she organized a town wide door to door campaign to raise the money to make the dream of a modern library a reality. Serving the town and the community has always been a passion for Shelly but her real estate career has put her volunteer work on hold for now.