Against all the odds, this Model was the vital difference that enabled Susan (and her late business partner Mike Usher) to find the first oil in Belize in 2005. BNE won the Global GetEnergy Award for empowering the people of Belize (beating 43 other countries), has consistently been the no. 1 revenue generator in Belize, and has inspired world leaders, resulting in a major trade treaty being signed with the United Arab Emirates. Susan was awarded the Norman Foster Outstanding Explorer Award and the Presidential Award for Exemplary Service by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists in recognition of her work in geoscience. She has a passion for the protection of the environment and a vision of uncovering the true potential of everyone with whom she meets.