Mr. and Mrs. R. Kim Guinta, of the Huntington section of Shelton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Elizabeth, to Jeffrey Richard Stopa.

The future bride received a bachelor of science degree in textiles, merchandising and design from the University of Rhode Island. She is employed as a manager of creative presentation for Rugby by Ralph Lauren in New York City.

Stopa is the founder and owner of Stopa Landscaping in Fairfield. He is a member of Fairfield's Representative Town Meeting and sits on its Public Works and Planning Committee.

A September wedding is planned at the Hopkins Vineyard in New Preston. The couple will reside in Fairfield.