Corporate People

At Watchdog, our team has the skills and adaptive qualities needed to be an asset on any real estate project.

Caitlyn Helsen, FMP, M.S.
Ryan Alligood, PMP and LEED AP
Camden Cowan, PMP, LEED AP ID+C
Catherine Duffy, PE, DBIA
Dodie L. Williams
Lori Strasser

People Spotlight

Since joining the firm in 2010, Caitlyn Helsen has grown from Project Coordinator to one of Watchdog’s leaders, not only in its culture but as a project management professional. Throughout her tenure with the firm, Caitlyn has managed some of Watchdog’s largest scale projects in the corporate, life science, and non-profit sectors. As a leader in the organization, Caitlyn has led multiple internal committees, including the Community Engagement Committee and Toolbox Committee, spearheaded internal initiatives, and serves as a mentor to Watchdog’s project management staff. Caitlyn has played a key role in projects for clients such as FMC, Berger Montague, and multiple Fortune 500 Clients.

Ryan Alligood started with Watchdog in 2005 as a Project Coordinator. Over the course of his tenure with the firm, he has established himself as a leader of the organization and truly embodies its mission, vision, and core values. As a Director at Watchdog, Ryan has managed projects ranging from 10,000 square foot interior fit outs to 1.5 million square foot corporate campuses from early conception through project completion and closeout. With vast experience in the corporate sector, Ryan is responsible for overall project planning and scheduling while serving as a mentor to Watchdog’s project management staff. He has earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, LEED AP Professional Certification.


Camden Cowan has served Watchdog’s clients in multiple locations across the United States and Canada. As an Associate with the firm, Camden has continually demonstrated his leadership abilities while managing large corporate accounts such as Uber and a Large Financial Services Organization, headquartered in Philadelphia’s suburbs. Throughout his tenure with Watchdog, Camden has placed a distinct focus on professional development by attaining his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, earning his Masters in Project Management from Pennsylvania State University, and achieving LEED AP ID+C Certification from the LEED Green Council.

Catherine Duffy brings a unique vantage point to her clients throughout a project or rollout initiative life cycle. As a Professional Engineer, specializing in cost estimating, Catherine has served as the lead estimator for some of the largest construction management companies in the country and prides herself on her ability to provide accurate, detailed estimates which limit risks for her clients. As a Director at Watchdog, Catherine has served as the single point of contact and account manager for Compass, as the organization undergoes its nationwide rollout of over 100 locations. Catherine oversaw all facets of this initiative including staffing allocations, portfolio budget, and portfolio schedule. Catherine earned her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University.

Dodie L. Williams guides Watchdog’s project management staff in the corporate sector. With nearly two decades of experience in the industry, Dodie has implemented projects for clients across the nation. Throughout her tenure with Watchdog, Dodie has worked with organizations such as BakerHostetler, The Wharton School, Cooke & Bieler, and SpencerStuart amongst others. Having a strong presence in the industry, Dodie continues to strengthen the brand in the marketplace, acting as an ambassador for the organization. As a leader in the firm, she provides extensive guidance and mentoring to the firm’s project management team. Dodie earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Gwynedd Mercy University and holds her LEED AP Certification.

Lori Strasser specializes in the “people and processes” side of the real estate strategy equation, bringing a customized perspective and methodology to various strategic programs, inclusive of workplace experience strategy, strategic occupancy planning and change engagement and communications.  From the creation of a client’s unique vision, mission and goals for the culture and future of their unique workplace environment (whether that be an office, a school campus, or an industrial facility) to the integrated implementation intended to influence all programs and projects in flight, through the post occupancy analysis and tangible measurement, Lori is with clients every step of the way. Lori listens to each client and helps to define the many options available in today’s evolving solutions.

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It goes without saying that the most valuable part of any project is people. Without competent, enthusiastic, and committed individuals at the helm, even the best-laid plans can go awry.