Agent Profiles

Terry Hundemer, Managing Broker
California Broker’s License #01100594


Terry has been a licensed real estate agent in California for 30 years and a Broker since 2001. Having worked exclusively on ranch and recreational properties in the West for 30 years, he is among the most knowledgeable ranch brokers in the West and an expert on California properties. Terry learned from and worked with the firm’s founder Nick Chickering for over 20 years, then upon Nick’s retirement in 2010, he took over the reins of the firm. Terry grew up in rural Northern California on a small farm in the Sierra Foothills. With a long appreciation of the great outdoors, Terry is a hiker, mountain biker, fly-fisherman, skier and an advocate for the preservation of ranch land for future generations. He is a past board member and president of the local Bear Yuba Land Trust, a private non-profit that focuses on the permanent protection of farms and ranches, as well as developing and managing trails and parks for the community. Terry, his wife Courtney and their two teenagers live in Nevada City.

Contact Terry Hundemer at (530) 913-8095 or via email


HB-wp1Hamilton (Ham) Bryan, Sales Associate
California License #01928544


Ham Bryan was engaged in ranch consulting in Wyoming and Montana for private dude ranches, including the exclusive Yellowstone Club, before joining the Chickering Company in 2012. His own dude ranch, which he operated for 10 years on the Shoshone River near Cody, Wyoming, and Yellowstone, received international recognition when it was featured in Architectural Digest and subsequently in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue. A fifth-generation Californian raised in Piedmont, Ham’s family operated a working ranch at the base of Mt. Diablo in Danville, California. He attended Robert Louis Stevenson School, TCU and USC.

Contact Ham at (530) 265-5774, cell (307) 272-6050 or via email


Nick-Ollie1Nick Chickering, Founder
Montana Broker’s License #14471

A graduate of The Thacher School (’60) and Stanford University (A.B.,’64), Nick Chickering began his real estate career in 1965 as a mortgage appraiser for Coldwell Banker and Aetna Life Insurance Company. Following a number of years working as an officer in smaller corporations, Nick returned to real estate in 1978, specializing in brokering the purchase and sale of small businesses. Finding that his clients wanted to purchase unique ranch properties, he founded The Chickering Company in 1982. Together with Terry Hundemer, the two have established the signature ranch brokerage in California for discriminating buyers seeking to purchase the best the West has to offer. Nick retired in 2010 and lives in Montana.

Contact Nick at (406) 250-7401 or via email