Glad to have you on the team! The thing I learned about new instruments is that if you don't start now, you'll never be good. So who cares if it takes 2, 5, 10, 20 years? You just gotta commit and do it.
This is what I tell people when I give drum lessons for beginners
. The linked video talks about relying on your wrist for a consistent, strong, and efficient stroke. I'm not a fan of snappy, finger-y, arm-y techniques except in cases where it adds visual appeal to a performance.
The best advice I can give you is to practice every day
and find a good teacher. You need to practice often and practice correctly. There's nothing worse than getting good at playing poorly, and a great teacher can help you avoid that.