Known best on her behalf focus on the NBC soap opera Times of Our Lives, Trusel performed Melissa Horton from 1983 until 1988 and briefly reprised the function in 1994 and 1996 and once again in 2002 and 2010. She produced her tv debut in 1981 in the traditional western series Dad Murphy. She continued to try out Lizette Winkler in over thirty shows of the favorite present. In 1989, she acted in four shows of Television 101. Her relationship to her fellow Times of Our Lives cast member, David Wallace, led to children called Ryan Elizabeth, Benjamin, Emma, and Joseph. She and Camilla Scott both performed the Melissa Horton personality on Times of Our Lives (Scott stuffed the function from 1990 until 1991).