Steph Carroll

Stars of The Border 2022

My Story...

Growing up in Federation Park, Wodonga I loved having sleepovers with friends. We would make up dance routines, put on plays for our families, alter clothes we'd had bought from op shops, and take up any opportunity to see live music by going to Blue Light Discos or FReeZA events! 


Cancer came crashing into my life while I was at Primary School, with my Mum being diagnosed with Breast Cancer at just 42. Fuelled by her positive mindset, a zest for life like no other and being surrounded by an amazing support network, Mum fought brave and hard and was eventually given the ‘all clear - a moment I will never forget.  


As soon as I finished high school, I moved to Melbourne to see the possibilities the city could offer. I took on work as an extra and found herself on the set of a Nicholas Cage movie and this is where the interest I'd had in makeup turned into an obsession! 


Two days after moving to Melbourne, I received the devastating news that Mum’s cancer had returned and was now in her bones. In true Lis Carroll style, Mum threw an ‘I have Cancer’ party as her way of sharing the news with her nearest and dearest, and for everyone to share in their grief together. 


Once again, our family rallied and Mum fought hard, she had a strength I did not know a woman could possess.

Mum showed up to every medical appointment and followed all the advice given by her doctors, but also explored natural remedies, changed habits, introduced mindfulness and tried alternative medicine to try and enhance any treatment she was already receiving. I was inspired by her way of tackling her illness and found myself also exploring ways to enhance my own lifestyle. This is when I was first introduced to my second passion, yoga. 


Two and a half years later, just after turning 50, my Mum, my soul mate and best friend, sadly passed away from this horrible disease. It is that bittersweet saying of ‘the only tragedy worse than losing her would have been to have not known her at all’. 
I am forever grateful to Mum for giving me a positive, vivacious approach to life and challenges, for my resilience and attitude of not doing things by halves and for never taking people, the small things and moments for granted. 

It is an honour to dance in her memory in the 2022 Border Dance for Cancer and give back to the community that supported my family.

Now let's raise some cash!!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Beer Deluxe Albury

|| Sing for the Stars Fundraiser, Golden Ticket Auction & Entry Donations || Congratulations on an amazing fundraising effort Steph! Thank you for allowing our team to support you and put on a fantastic day of live music and family fun. Big Love, Team BDA.


Ardor Albury

We are so proud of you Steph! Love Jaime and Tahlia xx


Ess Master Class @posh Plonk On Main


Steph Carroll

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle 🌭


As Thick As Thieves

Goodluck Steph ❤️



Hey Steph We think you are doing brilliant work and assisting a great cause. I'm sure Lis is looking down and very proud! All our love ToowoombaTwo


Nordcon Land

Go Steph!!!! ✨💛


Nathan Crisfield


Trudie Bertazzo

Cactus and massage


Jonathan O'donnell

Good on you, Steph.


Bakers Delight Lavington

You’ve got this Steph


Pip O'donnell

So, so proud of you, gorgeous girl - love that you are doing this for Lis (and you have inherited many traits from her)>


Maddie Pearson

Ardor Retreat 💜


Jessica Bauer

Thank you for the beautiful Ardor retreat and well done Steph!


Ess With Steph Friday Clients

Thank you again to my beautiful clients for their support


Sarah Stow

You are the BEST Steph xxxx


Peta Stewart Property Conveyancers


Steph Carroll

Bunnings Sausage Sizzle 🌭


Tess Stow

So proud of you Xx


Murray Youth Performing Arts Students

Good luck Steph. We had lots of fun fundraising with our Super Hero Week.


Louise Reid

Sending lots of love - looking forward to seeing the footage. Big smooch 😘


Refine Skin


Elizabeth And Ivan Yates


Ess With Steph Friday Clients

Thank you to my beautiful clients!


Anna Stepowany

Good Luck Steph, your amazing!!


Amber & Gaz

Amazing work Steph!! Xx


Neve <3

You’re amazing Steph!


Shelley And Shaun

Good luck for tonight Steph! I’m sure you will ABSOLUTELY smash it! You have done an amazing fundraising job over the last few months. Wishing you amazing night! Shelley and Shaun xx


Serina And Monica

Congratulations on supporting such a fabulous cause beautiful lady . Good Luck xx


Rach And Mitch Dias

Your Mum would be so damn proud of you (as we are). Go and shake what your Mumma gave ya gorgeous girl. Love you to bits xx



You are amazing Steph, such a beautiful soul. I can’t wait to see you dance!


Marty, Eliza & Sadie

All the best Steph 🙏🏼 ❤️


Kate Hillier

All the best gorgeous girl. Your mum would be so proud 💕


Gemma Carroll

Proud of you 💕👏🏼 Congrats on a fabulous retreat


Shaun & Chantal Gleeson

Good luck beautiful, so amazed by everything you do.


Milkshake Candle Company

Good luck good luck good luck!!!! Have the time if your life xo


Aleca Stokes

Go Steph! Such an a amazing role model for younger girls! Xx


Riley-rose Harper

Go Steph!


Jess Dwyer

You’re a little beauty!!! So excited to watch you shine darling girl x



Go Steph



Snag money - sorry we can’t make it down!




Carly Thompson


Mel Franks

Good on you Steph,such a beautiful soul I hope you teach your goal ❤️