Her first job was a waitress at an Applebee's franchise in West Virginia. Later as a college student in Florida, she worked in a nudist resort as a cocktail server where she worked topless. While at college she studied Fashion Design and Marketing and has only to do her internship to earn her degree. She started working in porn as a result of Florida being hit by a few hurricanes which kept people away from the resort where she worked. Her stage name came about because her friends all nicknamed her "CC" and she liked the name "Courtney". One of her friends suggested "Cums" as a last name in reference to her frequent masturbation, which became "Cummz". In her first few months, she was doing at least thirty scenes a month and almost all of those scenes involved anal sex. She credits Joey Silvera for broadening her horizons sexually to fetishes like female to male strapon sex and foot play. Her parents are aware of her chosen profession; Cummz has related a story of how during her first year in the adult business she came down with pink eye and a result did not go home for Christmas. She received a Christmas package from her mother and stepfather containing various dominatrix outfits and a note saying only "Love Mom and Dad".