finding a mentor may be challenging. It's a bit of a catch 22 in that without reviews or a lot of activity on the boards you may struggle to find a mentor. The reason being trust. After making many mistakes in my first few months in the hobby I decided to take a different approach. I stepped back and read many reviews to get a feel for which guys and gals were posting fairly straight forward, non dramatic, posts/reviews. I reached out to a few hobbyists and was fortunate enough to find a couple good people to help me. I did however have a few reviews under my belt before reaching out. Choose quality providers for your first encounters. Unfortunately for me I took the wrong approach to begin with and chose with my pocket book versus my brain. If I had it to do over I would go straight to the top 100 list for the appropriate city and find a provider(s) that fit my personality. The ladies on the top of the list are there for a reason. Get your feet wet with a few quality providers, post quality reviews/board posts, then reach out for help. I know it seems a bit of an odd approach but it may be one that works for you. Good luck. Once you have a couple reviews under your belt send me a PM.