Hi Joshua - welcome. I'm sure you'll get tons of recommendations here, but the first thing that comes to mind is to get some kind of classroom instruction going on.
There are many "Sailing 101" classes
available online, since you're landlocked. Once you get some of the preliminary skills under your belt, you may want to see if anyone on CF or other sites would be willing to take inexperienced crew and teach them a thing or two.
Generally, if you're personable (which you seem to be) and humble (which you seem to be) someone, somewhere will be willing to teach you the ropes - literally.
Good luck to you!