Program Associate 

Hayden Cuffman (he/him) joined CVNM as a Program Associate in 2024. He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. After receiving a degree in political science, he moved to New Mexico in 2016 and started a career in a number of roles in campaigns and party work, with a stint as an enrollment and fundraising director for a local school.

From growing up in the rolling hills and forests of Arkansas before moving to the high desert, Hayden has always enjoyed the outdoors and has a deep appreciation for time spent in nature, reflected in his love and concern for the preservation of public lands. When he isn’t on the clock, Hayden unwinds with video games, cooking, outdoor recreation, and reading philosophy and history.