Blossoming Partnerships

The Simmons Journey from Football Fields to Entrepreneurial Fields

Originally from Houston, David Simmons made the move to San Marcos at 18 to pursue a football career at Texas State University. 

Martinique Simmons’s family, Driftwood natives, relocated to Kyle after losing their father at the tender age of 6. She, too, attended Texas State.

In 2009 after David did a stint in the Canadian Football League, he returned to Texas State to finish his degree. Fate brought David and Martinique together while both working at a school for children with traumatic brain injuries. Their connection blossomed from friendship into a true partnership in 2010. “Going through life with your person is such a blessing. It isn’t always easy but nothing worth anything ever is,” says Martinique.

Not quite her childhood ambition, Martinique never envisioned herself becoming an insurance agent. With curiosity and a bit of fate, Martinique responded to a social media post about a job opening, and soon secured a job. Over the course of 11 years, she immersed herself in the industry. The decision to embark on entrepreneurship with David arrived in the fall of 2022, leading to the creation of The Simmons Group Insurance Services. The leap into entrepreneurship, although daunting, left them wondering why they hadn’t taken it sooner. “It’s a scary step to take, but once we did, we wondered why we hadn’t done it sooner! But it’s God’s timing, not ours.”

The power duo is conquering life with grace balancing business ownership and two active kids. The Simmons reside close to Hays City Store on a piece of land they call their little slice of heaven on earth. 

Going through life with your person is such a blessing. 

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