Trish Burkle was a school bus driver from Dallas, Texas. She lived with her husband, Roger, and daughter, Fred, until her daughter moved to Los Angeles to go to college, but then disappeared for five years. After hiring a private investigator to look into her daughter's disappearance, she found that she had been staying with Angel in Los Angeles. She then visited Angel Investigations, where she found Fred. However, Fred did not come home with her and Roger. While there, she helped Team Angel fight a demon and killed it by hitting it with a bus.