Meet the Team

Barbara Laird

Contract Management

Bj joined PPM in September of 2014 and supports our commercial property management arm in various capacities including contracts, accounts payable, insurance coordination, or as she likes to say, “as a jack of all trades, master of none.”  Bj loves that her role provides opportunities to serve and flexibly solve the variety of challenges and service requirements in fresh ways that uniquely meet the needs of each client.  In her free time she pursues her passion as a Zumba Instructor. Bj is a city-girl and loves living in Downtown Lancaster with her husband, Bob and three cats.

Heather Risch


Heather has been with PPM for 20 years as the Controller. Heather oversees the operations of the bookkeeping department for our property management company. She is responsible for the financial reporting and accurate record keeping for each of the properties we manage. Heather loves working for PPM because of the relationships that she has developed with our clients. In her spare time, Heather enjoys baking and spending time with her husband Brad and daughters Sydney and Emily.

Mark Wivel

Property Service Coordinator

Mark has just joined PPM recently, and he is excited to be joining the team. His role will use his previous property management experience, and HVAC experience to the fullest. He is looking forward to the challenge of his new role at PPM, which will help maintain the company’s consistent level of excellence. In his spare time, Mark loves going to concerts, and spending time with his wife.

Meagin Krofcheck

Operational Support Manager

Meagin has been with PPM for over three years and is the Real Estate & Property Management Assistant. She is the bridge between the sales & leasing team and managed properties. Meagin loves her job because she uses creative problem solving skills every day and feels a greater connection to the community she works in. In her spare time, Meagin practices and teaches yoga, reads and rides her motorcycle.

Alex Ebert

Licensed Agent / Broker’s Assistant

Alex has been with PPM Real Estate for 3 years and is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Pennsylvania and works as Tracy’s Sales/Leasing Broker’s Assistant. She also is an Affiliate Member of C&I Council and is a supporter and volunteer with the ExtraGive. She lives, works and plays in Downtown Lancaster – and loves it!

Patten Mills

Brokerage Assistant

Patten joined PPM in February of 2020 and supports Sales/Leasing and Property Management as the brokerage assistant. She enjoys learning about different types of properties and doing market research. She is a people person and loves that her job involves working with others and helping people and their businesses. Patten lives in Lancaster and likes exploring the city with her husband and spending time outside with her two dogs in her free time.