Karen Crook

Stars of the Border

Karen and her family moved to the Border 4 years ago to move closer to her husband Matt’s family and to follow their dream of owning a winery on the lake.

A dream which she had initially thought impossible however, her partner Matt was determined to prove her wrong.

Their dream came alive in 2015 with their very first vintages being hand crafted, hand wrapped and hand tied: Posh Plonk was now alive.
Karen is passionate about helping others to be their best and follow their dreams. Since moving to the Border she has had the privilege of supporting others through her involvement with the Business Women Albury Wodonga (BWAW) mentor program and is now a member of the (BWAW) Committee.

Maintaining strong business partnerships is also important to Karen while she continues her fulltime career with Mars. Here she leads an amazing team of people to achieve their personal and professional goals. What an honour!

 “We are so fortunate to live within this great community and participating in Stars of the Border is just another small way that I can contibute.  To all of those who do an outstanding job within our community, caring for those directly and indirectly impacted by cancer - Thankyou for your generosity, dedication and compassion!”

Dance Partner


Glen Strauss

Glen Strauss is known by many, however you may not be aware he has been heavily involved with ballroom dancing for nearly 3 decades. Born and raised in Albury and the youngest of 10 siblings, Glen has experienced life and developed his dancing career in Sydney and overseas competitions, before returning home to the border.

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Thank you to my Sponsors


Stean Nicholls



Best of luck Karen, hope it goes really well.


Karen Crook

Raffle Tickets


Barry & Priya

Good luck Karen - great cause !


Mars Petcare Australia

Hi Karen, Well done on the fundraising! Glad that ADVANCE could provide $1000 to help the cause. Georgia


Kaz Raffles

Raffle ticket $$$ from Kaz


Lee Pampacos


Diane Mcauliffe

Hello Karen, I think you will do a fantastic job on the night and ace all dances. Wishing you good luck for your journey. Kind regards Di McAuliffe


Jenny Jensen

Championing you on Karen. You guys are very generous and I am excited to add to your fund raiser.


Clare Bailey

Best of luck Karen - Looking forward to seeing you tearing up the dance floor!


Country Cloud Accounting

Well done Karen! You’ve nearly achieved your $10K goal and we will be cheering for you on the dance floor. Margie xx




John And June Plummer

Good luck from the Plummer family Karen, we wish you all the best and hope you enjoy the dance challenges..


Sarah Horton

Good luck Karen!


Elizabeth Freeland


Mo And Daz Robinson

If this dance is anything like when you're boogieing to Wilson Phillips then, we're all on for a treat!! Best of luck xx 🎉


Callum Merrick

Good luck Karen! What a fantastic cause.


Lorraine Talbot-smith

Good cause! Good luck Kaz love Ken Lorraine and Lisa x x x



great work!