Ami takes great pride in her garden, where she grows vegetables, herbs and flowers. In the Alaskan bush, Ami is known as an authority on what to grow, when and how. Ami is also an expert on homeschooling and the teacher for her seven children. When aboard a boat, Ami exchanges her gardening and cooking tools for charts and maps as the family's undisputed navigator. The art and history of navigation is a subject she has studied extensively. To relax, she enjoys reading books about celestial navigation.