Schumacher was born April 23, 1977, in Huntington Beach, California. Both her parents were avid surfers. The family moved to San Diego where Schumacher learned to surf.
Schumacher has won multiple national and international amateur shortboarding titles. She surfed as the #1 US female shortboarder on the 1994 and 1996 US Team for the ISA Jr. Championships. Her most notable international shortboard title was winner of the 1995 Pan-American Championships. But Schumacher is best known for her efforts in women’s longboarding. She is a three-time Women’s World Longboard Champion (2000, 2001, 2010), Women’s Longboard Pipeline Pro Champion (2009) and two-time ASP North American Champion (2008, 2009). From late 2001 to 2008, Schumacher went on sabbatical from competition. She returned in 2008 to win the Linda Benson Roxy Jam at Cardiff, California.