About Us

Ventura County Stretch-n-Grow Family


Erin O’Donnell is Ventura County’s Stretch-n-Grow Owner and Program Director. She is responsible for the operations & logistics of our local kids fitness programs.

As a stay-at home mom of 2 year old twin girls, Erin saw an opportunity in Ventura County for a distinguished kids fitness & wellness program to enrich the lives of not only her daughters but the other toddlers, preschoolers, and children in the community. Erin is passionate about teaching youth healthy habits that will carry on through adulthood.

Prior to Stretch-n-Grow, Erin was Operations & Logistics Manager and earlier in her career she served in upper management for a variety of companies including Fishsixrc, Starbucks, and Brinker International.

Erin is a recent graduate of the Women’s Economic Ventures Program and serves the local chapter Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) as the Leader of Events & Donations.


Ela Labuz is Ventura County’s Stretch-n- Grow Coach & Client Services Director. She is a certified Youth Fitness Instructor with CPR and First Aid Training. Ela has worked with children teaching art and special interests in a variety of settings including classrooms, hospitals and in-home care. Prior to Stretch-n-Grow Ela served as a Recreational & Expressive Therapy aide at Aurora Vista Del Mar Hospital.

Ela believes in the benefits of regular exercise, proper nutrition, and establishing healthy habits at an early age. She is EXER-cited about the opportunity to teach Ventura County’s children the importance of fitness and good health!