Remember Kalle Dedolph from MTV’s Road Rules back in the day? The blonde beauty was a fan favorite on the fourth season Islands back in 1997. Since her reality TV days, Kalle has led a pretty impressive career behind the scenes in Hollywood.
Kalle Dedolph was born on March 8, 1977 to Theodore and Deborah Dedolph in Fort Collins, Colorado.
“Road Rules: Islands” marked the fourth season of MTV’s reality television series, “Road Rules.” This season was unique as it took place exclusively on various island locations and within the United States. Among the cast was Kalle Dedolph, then, a 19-year-old.
In the very first mission, Kalle revealed hesitations about her long-term boyfriend. As the season progressed, she bonded with Jake, another cast member, and the two shared several intimate moments. This budding relationship led to internal conflicts for Kalle, especially considering her existing relationship back home.
As their connection deepened, Kalle helped Jake apply for college when they visited his family’s home. She also called her best friend to confide her mixed emotions over maintaining relationships with both Jake and her boyfriend.
Kalle’s journey on “Road Rules” was not just about relationships. She faced her fears head-on in the “Wing-Walking” mission, where she had to walk on the wings of an airplane.
This brave act led Jake to confess his admiration for her. Kalle’s emotional depth was further highlighted when she visited Erika’s family. The experience brought up painful memories of Kalle’s mother, who had passed away, leading her to confide in Jake for comfort.
Kalle’s time on the show was also marked by her interactions with other cast members. She and Erika bonded over their similar troubled upbringings.
In one of the final missions, Kalle and Jake worked as gofers for soap opera stars Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos during their audition for “All My Children.”
Ultimately, Kalle wrote a letter to her boyfriend ending their long-term relationship so she could explore her romantic feelings for Jake. By the end of the season, Kalle and Jake made plans to move to New York City together after the show finished filming.
Life After Road Rules
After her time on Road Rules, Dedolph graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000 with a B.A. in Psychology & Business.
After graduating edolph began her career at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. as a Marketing Coordinator. In this role, she executed catalog marketing strategy and managed seasonal budgets.
Kalle then transitioned to the entertainment industry, working in publicity and promotions at Sony Pictures Entertainment for over 3 years. She started as an Assistant, coordinating publicity materials and promotional campaigns.
Kalle was then promoted to Coordinator, managing nation-wide college internship programs and added-value media promotions.
Her next role was at Alloy Media + Marketing as an Account Manager for entertainment, developing marketing campaigns for theatrical and DVD releases.
Following that, Kalle worked on the Butterfinger “Follow the Finger” campaign at Passenger.
In 2006, she joined Branded Integration at Sony Pictures as a Manager and later Director. She facilitated major product placements in films and collaborated with various internal teams.
What is Kalle Dedolph Doing Now?
Kalle Dedolph has been with Sony Pictures Entertainment for nearly 17 years. She served as the Director of Branded Integration from May 2010 to July 2014, where she facilitated product placements for notable films like Spider-Man and Men In Black III.
In July 2014, she was promoted to Vice President of Branded Integration. In her roles, Kalle managed key placements in collaboration with various Sony divisions, worked closely with internal teams like Promotions and Legal, and contributed to an annual studio savings of approximately $4 million.
Kalle Dedolph married Herbie Gelman in 2010. Gelman is an alumnus of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and the University of Michigan.
Gelman proposed to Kalle at their favorite cafe, Cube, presenting her with a cherished family heirloom ring in 2009.
The couple’s mutual love for the desert inspired their wedding venue choice: the Starlight Terrace at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.
With an intimate sunset ceremony officiated by Herbie’s friend, Brad Lupien, the event was filled with touching moments, including Herbie’s gentle response to Kalle’s emotional tears.
The two have two children, a boy and a girl.